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May 5, 2013
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Kenyan Emmanuel Better, right, looks back at eventual winner of Bloomsday 2013, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, left, running south on Lindeke Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013. It was a two-man race for the last half.

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Bloomsday 2013 winner, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, right, pours on the power in the last half mile of the finish line to leave race leader Emmanuel Bett, left, behind on Broadway Ave. in front of the Spokane County courthouse Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Bloomsday 2013 winner, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, left, follows on the heels of leader Emmanuel Bett, right, while turning from Lindeke onto Broadway Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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With less than a half mile to go, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, left, opens up a large margin of victory over Kenyan Emmanuel Bett, above right, to win Bloomsday 2013 Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Bloomsday 2013 winner, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, pours on the power within the last half mile of the finish line Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Spokane Police SWAT Team members keep a close eye on the Bloomsday starting line on Riverside Avenue, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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The Elite men’s field crosses Monroe St. at the start of Bloomsday 2013 Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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A Bloomsday spectator cheers runners from the comfort of a hammock strung between two trees on Fort George Wright Drive, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Elite wheelchair racers cross the Bloomsday 2013 starting line, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Left to right, Mindy Newby, Piper Newby, and Kari Silvers raced in comic character costumes during Sunday’s Bloomsday 2013 race.

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Bloomsday runners line up on Riverside Avenue before the start of the race Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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David Boissoneau, who said he was homeless, collects some discarded clothing on Riverside Avenue, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Bloomsday men’s winner Belete Assefa from Ethiopia, crosses the finish line, Sunday May 5, 2013.

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Woman’s Bloomsday 2013 winner Buzunesh Deba from Ethiopia, lead the entire race.

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Top female runner, Makida Abdela, right, stayed with leader Buzunesh Deba, both from Ethiopia, until Doomsday Hill, where Deba picked up the pace and cruised to an easy victory, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Cyndi Kelly, who finished the race with a time of 50:21, shows off her Bloomsday tee shirt, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Strollers and walkers make their way down Riverside past hanging clothing during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Zander Johnson, 8, of Lewiston, Id, gets a blast from a sprinkler as he makes his way down Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Cimon, a 9 yer-old toy poddle, running with owner Diane Black of Seattle makes their way down Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash. The dog had it’s own race number.

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Kendra Alzate stretches to reach her purse caught in a tree at the corner of Riverside and Linclon after Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash. She was trying to knock down a jacket for a runner returning for his clothes.

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Running stride hand in hand as they make way down Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Food and drink make for a great race as runners make their way down Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Homeland Security officers walked the streets with a explosives sniffing dog before the start of Bloomsday 2013.

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Running streak bye as they make way down Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Peter Harriman celebrates Bloomsday 2013 as he heads for the 1 mile marker.

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Thousands of Bloomsday runners cross the Monroe St. Bridge at the end of Bloomsday 2013 Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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The lead pack at Bloomsday 2013, including winner Ethiopian Balete Assefa (#110), approaches Doomsday Hill Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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The lead pack of four Kenyans and two Ethiopians, including eventual winner, Ethiopian Balete Assefa, in second place, power up Doomsday Hill Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Twin sisters, Jaclyn, left, and Sara Polette, and their father Ted Polette, cross the finish line together Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013. The sisters dressed as “Thing One” and “Thing Two” from Dr. Seuss.

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Two-year-old Aya McNeill, in the arms of her mother Crystal McNeill, hands a bottle of water to a runner after the finish line Sunday, May 5, 2013 on the Monroe St. Bridge.

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The elite wheelchairs race away from the start line at Bloomsday 2013.

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Piper Newby, center, of Spokane crosses the finish line in her Wonder Woman costume and a tutu Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013. At right, Rochelle Hopp finishes in her own Wonder Woman outfit, but the two women didn’t know each other.

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Bill Iffrig, the runner who was photographed after being knocked to the ground by the bomb blast at the Boston Marathon, waits to serve as celebrity starter Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Oliver Bento 15, sits in front of a row of classic Bloomsday tees as he watches runners during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Womens wheelchair race winner Susannah Scaroni crests the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A wheelchair competitor heads up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Richard Dalke of Spokane plays his Djembe for runners as they head up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A runner ducks though the spray of a hose near the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A runner ducks though the spray of a hose near the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners react as they crest the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners crest the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Bystanders cheer on runners during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A runner crosses the TJ Meenach bridge during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Karen Garcia 16, of Spokane, serves cups of water to runners at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A runner grabs a cup of water from Greg DeSouza, 24, of Spokane during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners hydrate at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners hydrate at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A competitor in the wheelchair race heads up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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A competitor in the wheelchair race heads up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners and wheelchair racers head up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Members of the Women’s Race cross the TJ Meenach Bridge during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Members of the Women’s Race cross the TJ Meenach Bridge during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Members of the Men’s Wheelchair Race cross the TJ Meenach Bridge during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners grab doughnuts from Ed Sather, 50, who was attending a party hosted by Ben Cosby (not pictured) at his home on the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. One guest at Cosby’s party said they were handing out 50-dozen doughnuts.

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A spectator snaps a photo of the Elite Men’s race chase pack during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners pass the rock band Nixon Rodeo as they cross the TJ Meenach Bridge during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Sophie Holm 4 sprays runners with a hose during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners race up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners crest the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Grant Lauzon splashes his face with water at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners react to costumed members of a SpoCon promotion group during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners cool off at the top of Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Runners pass through the West Central neighborhood during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Gino Freselli 62, carries a cross during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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“Spokane River right here,” yells Kirk Hipskind as he hoses down runners as they pass his from yard during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Scott Parson, right, battles it out with a rival as they head up Doomsday Hill during Bloomsday 2013 on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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Tulips are in full bloom as runners, walkers and strollers make their way down Riverside for Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Twin brothers Kaden and Collin, age 6, stop for a photograph by their dad, Bob Isakson, at the 1 Mile marker on Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Walkers get a view of Bloomsday finisher tee shirts hanging from a home along Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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A runner displays his true feeling as he makes his way down Riverside Avenue during Bloomsday 2013.

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Fleet of feet runners warm up before the start of Bloomsday 2013.

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A metal running sculpture awaited the crowds on Riverside during Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Bloomies celebrate Cinco de Mayo they make way down Riverside before the start of Bloomsday 2013 in Spokane, Wash.

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Sylvia Quinn and Gunhild Swanson head down Riverside for their second lap of Bloomsday 2013 in honor of the late Jack Swanson. “We are doin’ it for Jack” said Gunhild.

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One sometimes needs suspenders to keep your running shorts up during Bloomsday 2013.

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Runners with Cinco de Mayo garb head down Riverside Avenue during Bloomsday 2013.

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Dan Howe, 25, gives hand slaps to Bloomies as they pass him on Riverside Avenue during Bloomsday 2013. Says Howe: “I want to cheer on the community.”

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Buzunesh Deba, 4, of Ethiopia leads the women’s pack down Riverside Avenue in the early moments of Bloomsday 2013. Deba went on to win the race.

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Holding hands, from left, Cameron Zucchetto, 12, Cooper Osborn, 12, and Susan Osborn celebrate at the finish line Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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The slender legs of the men’s elite field pounds down Government Way in Spokane Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.

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Elite racer Erik Hightower of Glendale, Arizona, waits to start Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Bloomsday 2013.