Repeat Bloomsday Winner Finishes First
Crews blocked-off streets in Downtown Spokane Sunday to make way for the 38th Bloomsday run.
Repeat winner Allan Kiprono of Kenya finished first among the elite men. Kiprono also finished first during Bloomsday 2012. Mary Wacera, also of Kenya, edged three time champ Lineth Chepkurui for the women's elite. Josh George of Illionois took the Men's Wheelchair race, while Susannah Scaroni of Tekoa, Washington won the Women's.
More than 47,000 runners completed the race. Over 100 police officers and volunteers lined the course. Other than a few minor injuries, race officials reported no major incidents.
Winning times for Bloomsday 2014:
Men's Elite Division Winner - Allan Kiprono 34:11
Women's Elite Division Winner - Mary Wacera 39:36
Men's Wheelchair Division Winner - Josh George 27:30
Women's Wheelchair Division Winner - Susannah Scaroni 31:38