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UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Bloomsday 2019: Gabriel Geay edges Benard Ngeno to capture second elite men’s title

Gabriel Geay proceeded to make his biggest move at the 10k mark and maintained his kick down Monroe Street to edge Benard Ngeno in a thrilling finish to the 2019 …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Bloomsday 2019: Rosemary Wanjiru doubles lead on Doomsday Hill to capture first title

Rosemary Wanjiru, 24, of Kenya, was the only runner on Monroe Street as she crossed the finish line to win the 43rd annual women’s Lilac Bloomsday Elite 12K Run on …


Jon Neill ready to replace mentor Don Kardong as Bloomsday race director

Sitting alongside his grandmother on a South Hill bluff in the spring of 1988, Jon Neill looked on in wonderment at the throngs of number-clad bodies running in the streets.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Bloomsday founder Don Kardong to retire leaving legacy of community involvement

Bloomsday 2019 will be the last for Don Kardong as race director. Kardong, who founded the event in 1977 and has participated in every race since, will retire following the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Bloomsday 2018: Diane Nukuri sees bigger perspective running through Spokane

Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Diane Nukuri is here to win.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Gabriel Geay wins Bloomsday elite men’s title 2 days after racing in California

Tanzanian Gabriel Geay had never heard of Bloomsday until this week. Now Geay is a Bloomsday winner.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Fleet of foot dot 41st Bloomsday elite men’s and women’s fields

The 41st Bloomsday features what’s believed to be the race’s deepest men’s field.


Lani Kiplagat Rutto wins at Bloomsday

Maybe Kenya’s Lani Kiplagat Rutto should have an emergency tooth extraction before every big race. Rutto shook off the Friday procedure and outraced fellow countryman, defending champion and racing partner …


Kenya’s Allan Kiprono returns to defend Bloomsday title

The 39th running of Bloomsday on Sunday will feature several returning champions and a Kenyan who is simply trying to race his way into special status.


Chepkurui aims to win record fourth straight Bloomsday

Bloomsday elite athlete coordinator Jon Neill said out of the chute that the 35th edition of the 12-kilometer run will have to go far to top the world record-breaking performance …