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Horace resident wins spot on Fargo Marathon

Ryan Ulmer, Horace, N.D., will be among 52 runners sponsored by Subway restaurants running in the 2008 Fargo Marathon on May 17. Ulmer is being sponsored by the Grand Forks Subway.

Subway restaurants is an official sponsor of the 2008 Scheels Fargo Marathon. Local Subway restaurants are also hosting Jared Fogle, better known as "the Subway guy," who will also be part of Marathon festivities and serve as captain for the team of 52 Subway-sponsored runners, one for each Subway restaurant location in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Jared Fogle, who has appeared in national television commercials for Subway restaurants, will take part in the Marathon festivities. Ten years ago, Fogle lost 245 pounds by sticking to a diet of Subway sandwiches for almost a year, and he's kept the weight off.

The Scheels Fargo Marathon will take place on May 17. There are more than 2,700 participants registered for five different running events.

Fargo Marathon pre-race events begin May 16, with a Health Expo, Pre-Race Pasta Feed and Packet Pick-Up at the FargoDome. The running events, which include a Youth Run, 5K, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and Full Marathon are all held on Saturday, May 17.

For information about the Fargo Marathon, including volunteer opportunities, call 1-888-RUN-FARGO or visit