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Bloomie Had Close Call In Boston

Bill Iffrig will run this weekend’s Bloomsday race wearing the same orange singlet he wore during the Boston Marathon last month. The Lake Stevens, Wash., runner was nearly at the finish line when the first of two homemade bombs exploded. The explosions killed three and injured more than 260 people that day. The blast erupted about 20 yards to his left. Iffrig, 78, fell to the ground, his legs turned to noodles by the bomb’s sound and power. That shirt is Iffrig’s orange badge, worn by runners belonging to Club Northwest, one of Western Washington’s best-known running groups. Iffrig said it’s his lucky singlet/Tom Sowa, SR. More here. (Seattle Times photo: Bill Iffrig, who barely escaped injury in the Boston Marathon explosions, looks at his photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated)

Question: Will you participate in the 2013 Bloomsday race?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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