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Endurance runner Caleb Kobilansky (right) confers with his support team Sunday morning in Grand Forks prior to the start of his Bakken Eco Expedition, which consists of a 360-mile run to Williston. Photo by Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald.

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Every day for the next two weeks, University of North Dakota student Caleb Kobilansky will be running a marathon.

That’s the minimum distance the 21 year old will need to cover each day in order to reach Williston by June 15.


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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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