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Boston Marathon Runner Back For Spokane’s Bloomsday

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(CBS Seattle/AP) — The runner who came to symbolize the Boston Marathon bombings ran Spokane’s 37th Bloomsday race Sunday.

Bill Iffrig, 78 of Lake Stevens fell to the ground near the Boston Marathon finish line. The photo of Iffrig surrounded by three police officers then he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Iffrig was the honorary starter at Sunday’s race and carried the Bloomsday flag. He wore the same orange singlet for the Spokane 12k that he wore during the Boston Marathon

The Bloomsday Marathon was Iffrig’s first race since the attack.

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