Jim Willett

Story teller, Cancer warrior, and Adventure seeker in Ontario, Canada

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I've run ultra-marathons on five continents, including the Gobi Desert, Atacama Desert, Kalahari Desert, and Iceland. I'm also the current record holder for fastest completion time of the 900 km Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath.

My first ultra came just 9 months after I completed chemotherapy, and I buried my chemo port in the desert sand to put an end to that chapter of my life.

"I ran all the way to the edge of the world, and a lot of people asked me what I was running from and I just smiled, because I didn't know how to explain in a way that they'd understand, that it was what I was running towards... The toughest journeys have the most magic and beauty."

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