East Texan running in Boston Marathon

Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - When Gary Cassity made his decision to start running again six years ago, he didn't have lofty goals like qualifying for the Boston Marathon on his to-do list.

"It wasn't necessarily something I always wanted to do, but once I started back running and talked with some fellow runners who had qualified, it began to get my attention," said Cassity, who will be among the more than 30,000 runners competing in Monday's 121st installment of the Boston Marathon.

"I was way off of qualifying and didn't really think I could. But I just kept running and started to improve my times to the point where I thought I might have a legitimate chance."

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