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"Pursue any dream you have and make a difference in the world," is the inspirational message from charity runner Jamie McDonald in a new video obtained by Channel 5 News.
The 27-year-old Briton completed a cross-Canada journey dressed as a superhero.
A man who ran across Canada to raise funds for children's health charities has spoken to Daybreak about his experiences.
Former tennis teacher Jamie McDonald has "sacrificed my foot", which has been left mis-shapen after the repeated runs, to complete the mission but admitted he still had "a fun run" to do before reaching his goal.
A British man who completed a run across Canada said this was "the finish, but certainly not the end".
Jamie McDonald tweeted a picture of his hand in the Pacific Ocean to show he had completed the run.
Mr McDonald took up the challenge after suffering from a debilitating immune deficiency and potentially fatal spinal condition syringomyelia as a child, and spent the first nine years of his life in and out of children's hospitals.
Jamie has permanently injured and distorted his foot. He will be having a homecoming celebration on 13 February in his home town of Gloucester.
A British man who completed a 5,000 mile run across Canada said he had "a real mix of emotions" about completing his epic fundraising quest.
Jamie McDonald ran the equivalent of more than 200 marathons in 275 days but could not believe he had finished:
A man from Gloucester who ran across Canada to raise £150,000 for charity said it was "hard to imagine" a friendlier country.
Jamie McDonald, 27, became the first person to complete the 5,000 mile journey without a support team as he crossed the finish line in Vancover.
However, he had been forced to sleep by the side of the road, and rely on strangers' generosity during the gruelling challenge.
A difficult point in the mammoth challenge had been when he had been assaulted and robbed of his "man bag" in the ski resort of Banff in Alberta on New Year's Eve.
However, he put out an appeal of social media and had his bag, "priceless" footage of his run and wallet returned the next day.
He told reporters: "Thinking about all the people that have helped me along the way, whether it was offering a bed, or handing me a coffee, it brings a tear to my eye. It's hard to imagine running in a more friendlier, supportive and hospitable country."