LONDON — Briton Mark Swain and his son, Sam, are taking a well-earned rest after becoming the first father-and-son team to cycle from the west of Ireland to Japan.

Mark, a former resident of Tokyo, and Sam, 19, endured a host of challenges during their epic 15,685-km bicycle ride, which took them through Europe, Turkey, India and Southeast Asia before crossing into China and eventually reaching Japan.

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