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Mon., May 5, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

Kiprono Wins Men’s Bloomsday Race

Bloomsday 2014 elite racers Allen Kiprono, left, Kevin Kochei and Cleophas Ngetich set a fast pace along Government Way. Kiprono pulled away on Doomsday Hill to win the race. Kochei finished second and Ngetich placed third. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

Former Bloomsday champion Allan Kiprono hung with the lead pack early in Sunday’s race and he followed a fellow Kenyan all the way to the base of Doomsday Hill. Kiprono then put on a running clinic, leaving 24-year-old Cloephas Ngetich and another fellow Kenyan, Kevin Kochei, far behind as he took a commanding lead coming out of Doomsday Hill and won the 12-kilometer race going away in 34 minutes, 11 seconds. The 2012 champion finished third last year before winning by the huge margin of 29 seconds in a race that ranks as the 12th-fastest time in the 38-year history of Bloomsday/Thomas Clouse, SR. More here.

Question: Did you participate or watch 2014 Bloomsday? Did you enjoy it?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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