Bill Iffrig runs Spokane's Bloomsday race


SPOKANE, Wash. - The Lake Stevens runner who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombings ran Spokane’s 37th Bloomsday race on Sunday.

Bill Iffrig, 78, was the honorary starter at the race and wore the same orange singlet he wore during the Boston Marathon.  He also carried the Bloomsday flag.

Iffrig was knocked to the ground near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. After the attack, Iffrig was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The Bloomsday Marathon was Iffrig’s first race since the attack.