Show: Go The Distance TV

Episode: 0002 Students finish teachers quest.mpg

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His quest for another world record ended, but Martin can hardly look back feeling any sense of failure. Hospitalized after getting just a quarter of the way into what was supposed to be a 24-hour treadmill run, the High School teacher and adjustment counselor may have fallen short of his record-setting goal, but he can consider his mission accomplished.

Because when Tighe stepped off that treadmill, his students jumped on and finished the job for him. Students and members of the boys and girls outdoor track teams that passed up the chance to compete at a state meet to help Tighe's cause -- rallied together and demonstrated that they understand the true meaning of Tighe's message when he encourages them each day to "Go the distance."

"He's been inspiring," said Stephanie, the ninth-grader who came up with the idea for the students to run the final 120 miles in Tighe's honor. "I wanted to get up there. I wanted to help him finish."
Tighe never envisioned his message having the impact that it did.

This show is a multiple segment show highlighting some interesting people during the Narrangaset Super 5K roads race including two Olympic qualifiers.

We will also tell you the story on how Martin Tighe set a new world record for the most miles run on a treadmill in a 12 hour time period breaking not one but four world record along the way.

And finally we will share with you a very inspiring story and how students finished what their teacher started and how they understand a lesson well taught bringing together the entire high school student body and staff as well as the entire community. And how a teacher's lessons we well learned.

We hope you enjoy these inspirational stories.

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