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Teen from First Nation plans to run 155 miles in six days

A 17-year-old from the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan is taking part in a long-distance run in Bolivia.

Brandon Sand plans to run 155 miles over six days -- or the equivalent of a marathon a day -- at the world's largest salt flat. He'll be running at elevation of nearly 12,000 feet.

"To show youth — aboriginal youth around there — that even if you're from a reserve you can get out there and do amazing things like I'm doing right now," Sand told CBC News of his goal.

Sand is one of five youths selected for the impossible2Possible expedition.

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Teen runner takes on Bolivian salt flat (CBC 5/12)

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