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Boston Marathon Runner Races Again In Spokane

May 6, 2013
Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

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.

John Tlumacki / Boston Globe

A 78-year-old runner from Lake Stevens was finishing the Boston Marathon just as the explosions went off. Bill Iffrig talked about his experience with KUOW’s Weekday today.

A physician from Florence, Ore., had just finished running the Boston marathon when the explosions went off Monday.

Mark Wagner / Wikimedia Commons

The Spokane police chief says there will be an increased police presence at the Bloomsday race this year, following the bombing Monday at the Boston marathon.

An estimated 300 Oregonians were registered to run the Boston Marathon Monday.

When explosions rocked the Boston Marathon route today Monday hundreds of Oregonians were in the city for the race.  More than 300 people from Oregon were registered for the marathon, and Nike and Adidas both had staffs there.