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TEDxOttawa - Ray Zahab - 12/06/09

Ray Zahab is an extreme runner and world adventurer who ran over 7000km across the entire Sahara running an average 70k a day for 111 days in extreme weather. On January 7, 2009 Ray and two other Canadians, broke the world speed record from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. In the process, Ray became the first person to trek to the South Pole on this traditional 1130 km route solely on foot. What inspired him to do this, especially considering he was a pack a day smoker just a few years ago? Check out his presentation and find out how this is connected to young people and htt:// which he founded in 2008. About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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