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Update: Student successfully pedals from Cape Girardeau to WI for job interview

J.J. Lee, an exchange student and Southeast Missouri State graduate, successfully pedaled his bike from Cape Girardeau to the Trek Bikes headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin on Dec. 23. 2014. J.J. Lee, an exchange student and Southeast Missouri State graduate, successfully pedaled his bike from Cape Girardeau to the Trek Bikes headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin on Dec. 23. 2014.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - We have an update for you on the Southeast Missouri State exchange student and graduate who made a 400 mile bike trip to apply for his dream job.

You may remember J.J. Lee was hoping to catch the eye of the bicycle manufacturing company, Trek, with the long ride.

Well he says he did just that.

He successfully made the ride from Cape Girardeau to Waterloo, Wisconsin in just 4 days, pedaling the whole way.

Although he is still unsure if the trip landed him a job, Lee says he doesn't think his trip was a waste.

"I believe it is way better to apply for job that way than just giving them resume or something,” Lee said. “They actually knew I am very passionate."

Lee says he will head back to his home in South Korea this week.

He says he is looking forward to spending time with his family and hearing if he will get the job with Trek's Asia branch.

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