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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Returning the Favor

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Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Gunhild Swanson figures she owes her husband Jack a favor. After surgery two years ago forced her to the sidelines of Spokane’s Lilac Bloomsday Road Race, Jack volunteered to push her the 7.46 miles in a wheelchair. Now Jack is the one suffering from illness and cannot keep his string of Bloomsday runs intact. Gunhild is stepping up to the challenge and will supply the effort to push Jack the distance..

Tags: Bloomsday, Bloomsday 2017, disease, wheelchair