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Bloomsday again brings some of the world's best runners to Spokane

The Perennials

How to keep finishing, year after year

Comfort on the Course

How to keep your body warm, your feet happy and your nipples pain-free

Checking Your Ego

You're not going to win, so you should pace yourself correctly

The Community of Running

“How many virgins do we have tonight?” Maybe 15 hands shoot up, somewhat reluctantly. And people clap euro;” for the virgins. Yes, great to see them. Soon they will lose their virgi

So You Want to Be a Runner?

The Farmgirlfit gym is based on an adaptation of the popular fitness craze Crossfit, which owner Jenni Niemann has modified to fit the demands of the modern woman.

Why We Run

The drive to run is strong, even when we hate it

Going Pro

Ever since 1964 euro;” when Gerry Lindgren, a scrawny kid just out of Rogers High School, flew past the Russians in the 10,000 meters at the Los Angeles Coliseum euro;” Spokane’s been pumping out national-caliber high school teams.

The Chafing Point

Running Bloomsday is hard enough, so avoid chafing and blistering.

A Fast Family

Meet Kendra and Nathan Weitz, two of Spokane's quickest siblings.

Dress for Success

The keys to an eye-catching Bloomsday costume

Bloomsday 2012 - Events

Bloomsday Events: Marmot March, Full Moon Fiasco, Carbo-Load Extravaganza and more

Listen Up!

Five good reasons not to sneak earbuds onto the Bloomsday course.

Strolling Along

Spokane Mayor David Condon won't be running Bloomsday, but he'll be back in the stroller brigade

Timing Through Time

The 36th annual running of Bloomsday introduces B-Tag technology by Chronotrack to measure runners' splits and final time.

Bloomsday: 35 Years And Counting

Predictions from the past, getting to the race, Bloomsday trivia, elite previews and more.

Not a Simple Tee

“We don’t source any of our cotton from Asia,” says Todd Gilmer, a national account executive for the northwest division of the Russell Corporation, a subsidiary of Fruit of the Loom that owns the Jerzees brand, this year’s manufacturer of Bloomsday T-shirts.

Don't Run

Spokane probably has the fastest county-wide cluster of high school distance runners in the nation. And Spokane has one of the world’s largest timed road races. But because of timing, the two phenomena rarely connect.

Sister Act

Kelly recalls one man in particular, who shakes hands with the nuns every time he runs by. She also looks forward to seeing a couple from California whom she spoke to during their first Bloomsday race. Since then, they have always visited the convent the day after the race.

Crossing the Bridge

They´ve slept under Spokane’s bridges and now, sitting in the downtown offices of Cup of Cool Water, a youth ministry, Zachariah Chavez and Chireé Sizemore debate the relative residential advantages of the Monroe Street Bridge versus the one over Maple Street.

Your Own Personal Paparazzi

Drunk on the haze of heat and sweat and wheezing and lactic acid, muffled by the swarm of the shuffling crowd beside him, you don’t notice the click-click of the camera taking your picture.

Bloomsday Forecasting

Helping you pick winners even faster than the Kenyans run

Downtown Frolicking 101

Alcohol, exercise, commemorative T-shirt: Spokane hasn’t seen a winning combination like that since Calvary, Santangelo and Frahm. Enter the Booze Day Marathon Pub Run — a mock race for

Like Running Barefoot

Running barefoot is like backyard nudism: It’s definitely not for all seasons, and the neighbors are going to stare. Still, the latest curiosity in running involves doffing your shoes altoget

Numbers Race

In last year’s souvenir results booklet, we noted an interesting trend among Bloomsday’s historical statistics.

This is a story from 2005

Landmarks are normally objects of long standing, places or things commemorating people or events of long ago. However, there is a brand-new one in Spokane – a specialty monument – that t


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