Ray Zahab: impossible2Possible - Pushing Youth to the Limit on Ultra Endurance Environmental Expeditions
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Ray Zahab is a Canadian explorer, runner and founder of the impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was named one of Canada's best explorers by Canadian Geography in 2015. He has run 17,000+km across the world's deserts and unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest and hottest places on the planet, including the South Pole, Siberia, the Sahara in North Africa and the Atacama Desert in Chile. His run across the Sahara Desert, which took 111 days and more than 4,300 miles, was made into a feature-length film narrated by Matt Damon.
In 2008, Ray founded impossible2Possible – an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions.
Today, he continues to live as an adventurer and volunteer with the "impossible 2 possible". The transition from an unhealthy lifestyle to a super runner in the Sahara Desert started a lifelong journey of discovery for Ray.