This man took on running after a cancer diagnosis. He's now a record holder.

Five years ago, Jim Willett's life changed forever.

In 2010, he received a cancer diagnosis. This once happy and healthy adult was sent into a version of his life that he didn't expect. So he ran.

He didn't run away from the problem, but through it. He started by going through treatment, and then setting his sights on another type of running: ultra-long-distance.

Now he's a record holder.

He's run on five continents, including races in the Gobi Desert, Atacama Desert, Kalahari Desert, and Iceland. And he's the current record holder for fastest completion time of the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath.

Folks — it's 550 miles long. And he did it in 10 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes.

That is motivation.

See what keeps Jim motivated in the video below.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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