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A Portage la Prairie teen broke new ground as the first Canadian cadet to complete a gruelling, four-day military training march ... while fighting cancer.

Alex Wishart, 16, walked 40 kilometres a day for four days as part of the Nijmegen March, which started in 1909 as a military exercise and has become an annual event in the Netherlands that Canadian military teams take part in each year.

Wishart was the first Canadian cadet to have ever marched alongside soldiers in this event. This year, the four-day march attracted 42,036 participants between July 18 and 21, and 38,409 completed the gruelling trek. This year, 6,000 other Canadian soldiers and civilians made the journey.

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Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

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