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Updated: 06/11/2014 04:28:02PM

Jacob’s Ride 180

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PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TULLEY

Jacob Landis, who was on a cross-county fund-raising bike trip in 2013, had it stopped short near Frostproof after he was struck by a truck. Last month, he returned to complete his journey.

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There were plenty of supporters in Miami to greet Jacob on the final leg of his journey, postposed in Frostproof last year because of an accident.

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

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Jacob Landis, 24, rode down U.S. 27 through Polk and Highlands counties recently on his way to Miami and Marlin Park, finishing a bicycle odyssey he began in 2013 that he was forced to suspend near Frostproof last year.

Landis began to lose his hearing when he was 2 years old. To this day, doctors have no idea what went wrong.

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