BOSTON - A Kalamazoo native will make history at the Boston Marathon Monday. 

Julian Borst will be the first-ever Special Olympics athlete from Michigan to run the Boston Marathon.

Borst won all gold last year as a long distance runner at the Special Olympics USA Games. At that time, he told 13 ON YOUR SIDE that he ran 11 miles every day and that he was moving up to 18 or 19 miles to train for the marathon. 

Four other Special Olympics athletes will join Borst from California, Washington, Indiana and Pennsylvania in the marathon's 123rd race.

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