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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Monte Fjosne runs along the rural roads near Buena Vista. Fjosne will run in the Walker North Country Marathon in Walker, Minn., on Sept. 21, marking his 200th marathon.

Marathon Man: Monte Fjosne to run in 200th marathon this week

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BEMIDJI -- In 1989, Monte Fjosne booked a hunting trip into the Yukon. He was 39, and his outfitter was quick to give him a bit of advice.


"Hunting in the Yukon isn't easy so get into the best shape that you can," the outfitter said.

Fjosne took the guides' words to heart and he immediately dedicated himself to be prepared for the challenges ahead.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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