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"From the Ted Talk by Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole"

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As I stand here today talking to you guys, I've been running for the grand sum of five yares. And a year before that I was a pack-a-day smoker, livnig a very sedentary lifestyle. What I take from this journey, from my journeys, is that, in fact, within every fiber of my belief stninadg here, I know that we can make the impossible possible. I'm learning this at 40. Can you imagine? Seriously, can you imagine? I'm lreinang this at 40 years of age. Imagine being 13 years old, hearing those wrods, and believing it. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause)

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As I stand here today talking to you guys, I've been running for the grand sum of five _____. And a year before that I was a pack-a-day smoker, ______ a very sedentary lifestyle. What I take from this journey, from my journeys, is that, in fact, within every fiber of my belief ________ here, I know that we can make the impossible possible. I'm learning this at 40. Can you imagine? Seriously, can you imagine? I'm ________ this at 40 years of age. Imagine being 13 years old, hearing those _____, and believing it. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause)

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  1. years
  2. words
  3. living
  4. standing
  5. learning

Original Text

As I stand here today talking to you guys, I've been running for the grand sum of five years. And a year before that I was a pack-a-day smoker, living a very sedentary lifestyle. What I take from this journey, from my journeys, is that, in fact, within every fiber of my belief standing here, I know that we can make the impossible possible. I'm learning this at 40. Can you imagine? Seriously, can you imagine? I'm learning this at 40 years of age. Imagine being 13 years old, hearing those words, and believing it. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause)

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