Dedicated postie’s 15-year, 200,000km journey

Luo Xiying, a female postal worker, carries a bag of mail across a small bridge in Chenfang town, Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 19, 2011. Luo, who has been delivering mail since 1996, has an epic commute between the post office and her delivery area – she has the choice of a 70-km return bike ride or a 40-kilometer return hiking path. For 15 years, Luo has travelled the two routes in turn, one day one path, the next day the other. On the hiking trail, Luo encounters mountain climbs and water crossings. Over the years, Luo has accomplished a journey of more then 200,000 kilometers, wore out more than 60 pairs of sneakers and delivered nearly 300,000 letters, postal remittances and parcels without any delays or losses. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying pushes her post bicycle down an old street of Chenfang town, Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 19, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying walks on a mountain path in Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, to deliver the mail on July 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying shows her worn-out shoes in Chenfang town, Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 20, 2011 [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying rides her post bicycle along an old street of Chenfang town, Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 19, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying walks on a mountain path in Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, to deliver the mail on July 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying hands over mail to a villager in Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Luo Xiying explains to an elderly man the process for mailing a letter or parcel in a post office in Chenfang town, Qianshan county, East China’s Jiangxi province, July 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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