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Bloomsday 2015

39th Bloomsday draws about 45,000 runners, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Beach-loving Bloomies line up in the orange starting area before Bloomsday 2015


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Super Heroes head to the start, May 3, for Bloomsday 2015 in downtown Spokane, Wash.


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The Women’s Elite group starts their race Sunday on Riverside Avenue. Cynthia Limo from Kenya was the top female finisher this year.


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Second seed and Corporate Cup runners line up behind the yellow rope before the start of Bloomsday 2015.


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Bloomie Gary Hill, puts his running shoes on at the start line of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Deborah McClave, of Hillyard, wore her sun hat to Bloomsday 2015. She says she will break it out every time there is a sunny day.


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Kyle Sogge, 18 of Spokane, wore a giant hat to the Bloomsday 2015 green starting line because “it distracts people from seeing my jeans.”


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Runners take off at the start of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Women Elite runners break from the starting line for Bloomsday 2015.


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Matt Santangelo waves the flag for the Bloomsday 2015 wheelchair start on Riverside Avenue.


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The elite women take off down Riverside at the start Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015


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Wheelchair racers start their Bloomsday race on Riverside Avenue, Sunday, May 3, 2015


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Bloomsday women’s elite division runners head along Riverside Avenue Sunday. Cynthia Limo of Kenya was the eventual winner.


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The Men’s Elite field cast long shadows as they race down Riverside Avenue during Bloomsday 2015.


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Runners are reflected in 10-year-old Sade Laddrout’s sunglasses as she watches the start of Bloomsday 2015 with Tashina Grose, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Runners pass Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral on Riverside at the start of Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015


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Laura Higgins cheers on runners on the steps of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Sunday, May 3, 2015, on Bloomsday 2015


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Hero, a six-year-old Great Dane, hangs out with his owner Phil Sandefer as Bloomies run through Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Lego heads walk through Browne’s Addition with a sea of Bloomies, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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A runner cheers as he passes the band Black Gingham during Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015


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Runners head out of Browne’s Addition on Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015


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Runners dressed up in costume run down Riverside, Sunday, May 3, 2015, during Bloomsday 2015.


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Greg Rahn cheers on runners during Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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A runner cheers as he passes the band Black Gingham during Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Debbie Ruggles cheers on runners as they pass by the band Too Many Men in Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015, on Bloomsday 2015


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Bloomies pass a display of past Bloomsday shirts in Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


Diego Anguiano tries to hand his daughter Sophia, 9, her tutu as they make their way through Browne’s Addition with Sophia’s friend, Lala Morris, 9, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Bloomies make their way through Browne’s Additon, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Tulips provide a scenic view for Bloomies as they run through Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Moses Hart, 10, and Brittan Hart, 14, high five Bloomies as they run by in Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Runners make their way through Browne’s Addition on Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Paisely Archer, 7, high fives runners in Browne’s Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Runners head out of Browne’s Addition on Bloomsday 2015, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Lani Kiplagat Rutto (103) takes control of the pack along Government Way during Bloomsday 2015


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Lani Kiplagat Rutto, left, (103) takes control of the pack along Government Way during Bloomsday 2015.


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Lani Kiplagat Rutto pulls away from the pack along Ft. George Wright Drive during Bloomsday 2015.


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Women’s Bloomsday elite runners pass a wheelchair racer on Government Way, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Racers cross the TJ Meenach bridge during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Racers cross the TJ Meenach bridge during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Racers cross the TJ Meenach bridge and hit Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Laurens Molina competes in the wheelchair race during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Josh George competes in the wheelchair race during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Racers summit Doomsday Hill and race past the famous Doomsday Vulture during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Tatyana McFadden left, battles Susannah Scaroni up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Some racers were in high spirits when cresting Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Runners rehydrate and cool off at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Runners begin up the Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Matthew Shryock reaches for a high-five from the Doomsday Vulture at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Elite runners hit Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Racers hit Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Charles Handley cools himself off at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Zackary Brandt, left, douses Michael Cruz with water at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Runners cool off at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Kevin Ward, center, reacts after cresting Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Gracia Jimenez ran her second Bloomsday in a pink tutu on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Michael Little, 12, hands runners water during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Edward Sather, right hands doughnuts out to runners as Grant Bursell, dressed as a maraca playing banana passes by during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Runners cool off in a hose operated by Kay Howard (not pictured) during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Singer Chris Ellenberger serenades runners with Elvis songs during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Flowers were in full-bloom for Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Lori Fleury, left, hands out Otter Pops on behalf of the Campfire Girl club she leads during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Fans cheer on runners during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Spokane firefighter Bruce Moline, grabs refreshments during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Moline and fellow battalion chief Steve Sabo (not pictured) did the entire race in fire gear and running shoes.


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Race fans in the West Central neighborhood cheer on the elite runners during Bloomsday 2015


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Athanasius the St. Bernard watches over the Bloomsday 2015 proceedings from his front yard with owner Loren Baker on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Daniel Levchenko, red, cools off in a hose operated by Kay Howard (not pictured) during Bloomsday 2015 on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


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Grant and Jessica Grant, of Spokane, hit the Bloomsday finish line together. The husband and wife crossed near the 1 hour 24 minute mark.


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Bloomsday runners cross the finish line on the north side of the Monroe Street Bridge Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Bloomsday elite women’s winner Cynthia Limo.


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Lani Kiplagat Rutto (103) Bloomsday 2015 winner.


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A massive crowd of runners cross the Bloomsday 2015 finish line on the Monroe Street Bridge.


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Micheal Owens, 24, of Spokane, roars with delight near the Bloomsday 2015 finish line.


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Bloomsday founder Don Kardong hit the finish line just over the 1 hour mark during Bloomsday 2015.


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Bloomsday Elite men’s division winner Lani Kiplagat Rutto.


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Bloomsday Perennial runner Ken Hill shows his glee at finishing the 2015 race. Perennials runnners have finished all 39 Bloomsday races.


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Grant and Jessica Grant, of Spokane, hit the Bloomsday finish line together. The husband and wife crossed near the 1 hour 24 minute mark.


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A banana-costumed runner peels out for the finish line of Bloomsday 2015.


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After their race, runners get their first-look at this year’s Bloomsday T-shirts.


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Bloomsday runners head to the finish line on the Monroe Street Bridge.


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Darrin Truitt, 50, of Spokane, celebrates at the Bloomsday 2015 finish line. He said he lost 30 pounds preparing for the race.


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Everett Fellger, right, drinks several cups of water after running Bloomsday, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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Bloomsday volunteer Ashley Wadsworth gives Bloomsday finishers a thumbs up at a water station on Spokane Falls Blvd, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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At the finish line, Ariana Hilborn (20) hugs a fellow Bloomsday runner, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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After runners cleared the start of Bloomsday, the trees lining Riverside Avenue were draped with discarded clothing used to keep runners warm, Sunday, May 3, 2015.


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A lone runner, the portable bathrooms and hanging clothes remained on Riverside Avenue after Bloomsday 2015.

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