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Don Wright, 73, from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, will run his 82nd marathon Saturday. David Samson / Forum News Service

73-year-old has goal to run 100 marathons

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FARGO — It didn’t start out as the No. 1 goal, but somewhere after running a marathon in his 30th state, Don Wright got to thinking: Why not join the 50-state club?


Sure enough, just over a year ago, he ran the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii to complete the quest. It’s a select club that has gained popularity in recent years.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.