Three weeks after the Boston bombings, one of the iconic figures of that tragedy was racing again in Spokane. Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, Wash., joined more than 50-thousand runners on Sunday for the Bloomsday Run. You might remember the images of Iffrig on the ground immediately following a blast at the Boston marathon. Jessica Robinson has this story.
The 78-year-old runner wore the same orange shirt he'd worn in Boston as he waited for the starting gun in Spokane.
Spokane's popular 12-kilometer run was a little different this year. Police kept everyone but runners from getting within a block of the start. Helicopters from the sheriff's office and the Department of Homeland Security circled the cloudless sky.
Iffrig was still nursing a sore leg from Boston. His hearing hasn't completely returned either. But after crossing the finish line, Iffrig said the attack won't keep him from running.
Iffrig: “I'm not going to let it stop me for one thing. I don't think it's going to happen that much again – I certainly hope not. But no I'm not going to let that stop me. It's something I like to do … and I'm going to keep doing it as long as I can.”
Several runners came up to Iffrig after the race to shake his hand. “Keep on running,” said one.
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