First Leg of 500-Mile Ethanol Marathon

September 15, 2003 [] Tom Andrews, a 48-year-old amateur ultra marathon runner, embarked on his 500-mile journey Saturday. He is currently running across Minnesota to heighten the awareness of the clean burning alternative fuel, E85. The E85 Run for Clean Air began in Fargo, North Dakota with the Grand Opening of the Cenex Petro Service E85, pump located at 3902 Main Street in Fargo, North Dakota. The marathon is scheduled to end on the steps of Minnesota’s state capitol in Saint Paul on September 27. John Hoeven, Governor of the state of North Dakota and the current Chairman of the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition, was on hand for the start of the event. During his run, Andrews will stop at fifteen locations at E85 promotional events.