Lee Chung-yong Makes His Long-Distance Romance Work

Lee Chung-yong Lee Chung-yong

Footballer Lee Chung-yong, who plays for the Bolton Wanderers in England's Championship, will marry his middle-school sweetheart at Hotel Shilla in Seoul on Saturday.

Their long friendship developed into an enduring long-distance romance in 2008.

"I started dating her because she has such a great personality," Lee said.

He said his fiancée gave him energy to sustain his life and injury-plagued career although they had to be separated by thousands of miles.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 09, 2014 10:27 KST