Boston, Mass. – Medford man and avid runner is in Massachusetts. Ahead of the Boston marathon, Gregorio Alegria is originally from mexico but moved to the states almost 25 years ago.
He’s been living in Oregon for the past ten years, and actually started running in 2002 when he participated in Pear Blossom’s annual 5K with his son.
Though he’s sad he’s missing out on the Pear Blossom run this year, he’s excited to run his second Boston marathon. He’s hoping to beat out last years time of three hours and thirty minutes.
“In life I always have what I have done for myself, and what I always share with a lot of people is that in life to reach something big or something good you gotta work for it and you gotta earn it,” he said.
Alegria’s wife and daughter traveled with him to Boston so they could cheer him on during Monday’s big race.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.