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KHQ.COM - It's the biggest race of the year in the Inland Northwest...Bloomsday 2012! You saw complete coverage on KHQ and SWX, and now take a look at the event with this SLIDESHOW! More>>

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  • Full Bloomsday 2018 coverage from SWX

    Full Bloomsday 2018 coverage from SWX

    SWX will be your home for Bloomsday this Sunday at 7 AM. Get ready for the 42nd edition of Spokane's favorite run with a series of previews from SWX Tonight.More >>
    SWX will be your home for Bloomsday this Sunday at 7 AM. Get ready for the 42nd edition of Spokane's favorite run with a series of previews from SWX Tonight.More >>
  • Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017

    Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017

    KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!

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    KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!

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  • Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter

    Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter

    Ryun was 1st high school runner to break four-minute mileRyun was 1st high school runner to break four-minute mile

    Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)

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    Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)

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  • Two fastest women in world set sights on Bloomsday victory

    Two fastest women in world set sights on Bloomsday victory

    Diriba and Daska Expected to Battle at 41st BloomsdayDiriba and Daska Expected to Battle at 41st Bloomsday

    Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya,

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    Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya,

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  • Bloomsday 2016: Langat Wins Men's Elite, Limo Sets Women's Course Record

    Bloomsday 2016: Langat Wins Men's Elite, Limo Sets Women's Course Record

    Cynthia Limo set a new Bloomsday course record in the Women's Elite Division finishing with a time of 38:03.7Cynthia Limo set a new Bloomsday course record in the Women's Elite Division finishing with a time of 38:03.7

    Men's Elite Division Bloomsday rookie Eliud Ngetich learned that it's not how you start, but how you finish at Bloomsday.

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    Men's Elite Division Bloomsday rookie Eliud Ngetich learned that it's not how you start, but how you finish at Bloomsday.

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  • Finding Your Inspiration, The Stories of Bloomsday

    Finding Your Inspiration, The Stories of Bloomsday

    SWX's Bloomdsay coverage starts at 7 AM on Sunday.SWX's Bloomdsay coverage starts at 7 AM on Sunday.

    SWX is your home for the 40th running of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 1st.

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    SWX is your home for the 40th running of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 1st.

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  • Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Chris Hammers

    Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Chris Hammers

    Saturday, May 16 2015 2:38 AM EDT2015-05-16 06:38:33 GMT
    When Chris Hammers died in a motorcycle accident two years ago there was a massive hole for his family, but then a connection through the Spokane tradition of Bloomsday proved to them that Chris' life was meaningful beyond his death.More >>
    When Chris Hammers died in a motorcycle accident two years ago there was a massive hole for his family, but then a connection through the Spokane tradition of Bloomsday proved to them that Chris' life was meaningful beyond his death.More >>
  • PHOTOS: Faces Of Bloomsday 2015

    PHOTOS: Faces Of Bloomsday 2015

    Tuesday, May 5 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-05-06 02:48:31 GMT
    With Bloomsday 2015 in the books we take a look at some of the lovely faces who participated in the 39th running of Spokane's 12K extravaganza.More >>
    With Bloomsday 2015 in the books we take a look at some of the lovely faces who participated in the 39th running of Spokane's 12K extravaganza.More >>
  • Freedom From 499: Bloomsday Update

    Freedom From 499: Bloomsday Update

    Monday, May 4 2015 3:05 AM EDT2015-05-04 07:05:02 GMT
    Chris Keister is on a journey to change his life and Bloomsday is a big step on his road.Chris Keister is on a journey to change his life and Bloomsday is a big step on his road.
    Over the weekend we brought you the story of Chris Keister, a local man who has lost more than 70 pounds in the last few months. On Sunday, he tackled one of the biggest challenges so far on his weight loss journey: Bloomsday 2015.More >>
    Over the weekend we brought you the story of Chris Keister, a local man who has lost more than 70 pounds in the last few months. On Sunday, he tackled one of the biggest challenges so far on his weight loss journey: Bloomsday 2015.More >>
  • Limo Continues Torrid Stretch With First Bloomsday Win

    Limo Continues Torrid Stretch With First Bloomsday Win

    Sunday, May 3 2015 2:03 PM EDT2015-05-03 18:03:05 GMT
    Cynthia Limo held of two challengers down the final stretch to win the Bloomsday Elite Female title in her first attempt on Sunday. The 25-year-old Kenyan finished out sprinted Ruti Aga of Ethiopia and fellow country-woman Jane Kibii in the final 100 feet...More >>
    Cynthia Limo held of two challengers down the final stretch to win the Bloomsday Elite Female title in her first attempt on Sunday. The 25-year-old Kenyan finished out sprinted Ruti Aga of Ethiopia and fellow country-woman Jane Kibii in the final 100 feet...More >>
  • Expected Faces Win Bloomsday Wheelchair Elites

    Expected Faces Win Bloomsday Wheelchair Elites

    Sunday, May 3 2015 4:25 PM EDT2015-05-03 20:25:22 GMT
    Reigning Bloomsday champion Josh George maintained his crown and 11-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden earned her first Bloomsday Elite women's wheelchair title in her first attempt.More >>
    Reigning Bloomsday champion Josh George maintained his crown and 11-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden earned her first Bloomsday Elite women's wheelchair title in her first attempt.More >>
  • Rutto Beats Kiprono Down The Stretch For First Bloomsday Win

    Rutto Beats Kiprono Down The Stretch For First Bloomsday Win

    Sunday, May 3 2015 1:40 PM EDT2015-05-03 17:40:48 GMT
    Lani Kiplagat Rutto pulled away from his training partner and best friend Allan Kiprono down the stretch to win his first career Bloomsday race.More >>
    Lani Kiplagat Rutto pulled away from his training partner and best friend Allan Kiprono down the stretch to win his first career Bloomsday race.More >>
  • PHOTOS: Bloomsday 2015

    PHOTOS: Bloomsday 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The image of 60,000+ people running through Spokane never gets old, so we want to see your pictures!We've added a few from our crews as they went live from various points throughout the course, but now we want to see yours! More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The image of 60,000+ people running through Spokane never gets old, so we want to see your pictures!We've added a few from our crews as they went live from various points throughout the course, but now we want to see yours! Share them with us on social media using the hashtag #KHQBloomsday. You can also email them to newstips@khq.com or just post them on our Facebook pages!More >>
  • Getting To Know The Vulture Of Doomsday Hill

    Getting To Know The Vulture Of Doomsday Hill

    Saturday, May 2 2015 1:39 AM EDT2015-05-02 05:39:31 GMT
    There are many traditions a part of Bloomsday, like the great shirts, but none are as entertaining as the Bloomsday Vulture of Doomsday Hill.More >>
    There are many traditions a part of Bloomsday, like the great shirts, but none are as entertaining as the Bloomsday Vulture of Doomsday Hill.More >>
  • Bloomsday Story: Freedom From 499

    Bloomsday Story: Freedom From 499

    Saturday, May 2 2015 2:13 AM EDT2015-05-02 06:13:13 GMT
    Bloomsday welcomes everyone from the world's best road racers to babies in strollers being pushed by their parents up Doomsday Hill. But for one local man it offers a chance to save his life.More >>
    Bloomsday welcomes everyone from the world's best road racers to babies in strollers being pushed by their parents up Doomsday Hill. But for one local man it offers a chance to save his life.More >>
  • Spokane County Firefighter Running Bloomsday In Full Gear

    Spokane County Firefighter Running Bloomsday In Full Gear

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the Lilac Bloomsday Run on Sunday, many runners are prepared to do whatever it takes to get a fast time. But 22-year-old Anastasia Black is not. Her goal on Sunday is not to beat the clock but to raise awareness.Black has been a firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 3 since August 2014. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the Lilac Bloomsday Run on Sunday, many runners are prepared to do whatever it takes to get a fast time. But 22-year-old Anastasia Black is not. Her goal on Sunday is not to beat the clock but to raise awareness.Black has been a firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 3 since August 2014. More >>
  • Bloomsday 2015: Course Entertainment

    Bloomsday 2015: Course Entertainment

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Running 7 + miles can be hard! So let's say you're running Bloomsday and your headphones break on you. What do you do? Well, luckily the organizers of the race have set up plenty of entertainment to be available all along the course! More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Running 7 + miles can be hard! So let's say you're running Bloomsday and your headphones break on you. What do you do? Well, luckily the organizers of the race have set up plenty of entertainment to be available all along the course! Here's the list of this year's entertainment and where you can find them along the course! More >>
  • Bloomsday 2015: Road Closures, Parking and Bus Routes

    Bloomsday 2015: Road Closures, Parking and Bus Routes

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With tens of thousands of people converging on downtown Spokane this weekend for Bloomsday, we wanted to make sure you know about all the road closures you may run into. Check out this story to get all you need to know about road closures and bus information.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With tens of thousands of people converging on downtown Spokane this weekend for Bloomsday, we wanted to make sure you know about all the road closures you may run into. Check out this story to get all you need to know about road closures and bus information.More >>
  • Bloomsday 2015: Starting Areas and Course Map

    Bloomsday 2015: Starting Areas and Course Map

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2015 weekend is here and if you're running the race, there's a lot of stuff you're preparing for, and wondering about when and where to start, on top of what to expect from the course, shouldn't be on your mind. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2015 weekend is here and if you're running the race, there's a lot of stuff you're preparing for, and wondering about when and where to start, on top of what to expect from the course, shouldn't be on your mind. Running a solid race should be first and foremost.More >>
  • 2015 Bloomsday Elite Preview

    2015 Bloomsday Elite Preview

    Thursday, April 30 2015 8:02 PM EDT2015-05-01 00:02:37 GMT
    The 2015 Bloomsday Elite fields were announced on Thursday as the festivities begin to take over the Lilac City before the race on Sunday morning live on SWX and KHQ starting at 8 a.m. PT. A few familiar faces rolled into town in all three Elite heats...More >>
    The 2015 Bloomsday Elite fields were announced on Thursday as the festivities begin to take over the Lilac City before the race on Sunday morning live on SWX and KHQ starting at 8 a.m. PT. A few familiar faces rolled into town in all three Elite heats...More >>
  • WATCH: Bloomsday Press Conference

    WATCH: Bloomsday Press Conference

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday at 11:00 a.m., the organizers of Bloomsday are holding a press conference to announce the Elite Athlete field and Elite Wheelchair field. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday at 11:00 a.m., the organizers of Bloomsday are holding a press conference to announce the Elite Athlete field and Elite Wheelchair field. The conference will be streamed live right here on www.swxrightnow.com Bloomsday is this Sunday, May 3, 2015.For more information check out our special Bloomsday section.More >>
  • PHOTOS: Bloomsday Finisher Shirts Through The Years

    PHOTOS: Bloomsday Finisher Shirts Through The Years

    Friday, April 24 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-04-25 01:01:13 GMT
    With the 39th running of Spokane's Bloomsday run just under a week away we take a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt. Check out photos of every Bloomsday finishers shirt in the slideshow below!More >>
    With the 39th running of Spokane's Bloomsday run just under a week away we take a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt. Check out photos of every Bloomsday finishers shirt in the slideshow below!More >>
  • Americans Knock Off Kelowna 4-3 in Overtime, Win Series 4-1

    Americans Knock Off Kelowna 4-3 in Overtime, Win Series 4-1

    Monday, April 12 2010 12:32 PM EDT2010-04-12 16:32:51 GMT
    The Tri-City Americans will not be making the trip back up to Kelowna, B.C.More >>
    The Tri-City Americans will not be making the trip back up to Kelowna, B.C.More >>
  • Bloomsday 2009

    Kenyan-Ethiopian finishes Bloomsday in record time

    Kenyan-Ethiopian finishes Bloomsday in record time

    SPOKANE,Wash. - It wasn't Lineth Chepkuri's first win at Bloomsday, but it was her most spectacular.  The Kenyan-Ethiopian broke away from the pack, finishing the race in 38:37, the fasted women's time ever at Bloomsday.More >>
    SPOKANE,Wash. - It wasn't Lineth Chepkuri's first win at Bloomsday, but it was her most spectacular.  The Kenyan-Ethiopian broke away from the pack, finishing the race in 38:37, the fasted women's time ever at Bloomsday.More >>
  • Chepkurui, Yuda win Bloomsday 2009 elite divisions

    Chepkurui, Yuda win Bloomsday 2009 elite divisions

    Sunday, May 3 2009 3:19 PM EDT2009-05-03 19:19:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Krige Schabort has won the Elite Bloomsday Wheelchair division. Lineth Chepkurui, 22, of Kenya has won the women's elite division and John Yuda of Tanzania has clenched the men's elite. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Krige Schabort has won the Elite Bloomsday Wheelchair division. He was followed by Aaron Gordian in second. Lineth Chepkurui, 22, of Kenya has won the women's elite division and John Yuda of Tanzania has clenched the men's elite. Yuda finished in 6th place in  Bloomsday 2008. The 29-year-old from Tanzania took second in 2007, when he claimed the 14th best time in Bloomsday history with a finish in 34:19. More >>
  • Bloomsday race turns Lilac City 'green'

    Bloomsday race turns Lilac City 'green'

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although scattered rain showers were forecast for the start of Bloomsday earlier today, it was the water held for runners that Bloomsday organizers say could set a record. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although scattered rain showers were forecast for the start of Bloomsday earlier today, it was the water held for runners that Bloomsday organizers say could set a record. Organizers say they plan to compost drinking cups in a first-of it's-kind move for road races.More >>
  • Bloomsday 2009

    Spokane welcomes Bloomies from all over the world

    Spokane welcomes Bloomies from all over the world

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane - and Bloomsday - just isn't what it used to be.  Every year, with the advent of Bloomsday. the Lilac City opens welcomes visitors from all over the country, and all over the world.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane - and Bloomsday - just isn't what it used to be.  Every year, with the advent of Bloomsday. the Lilac City opens welcomes visitors from all over the country, and all over the world.More >>
  • Nearly 30 groups to perform along Bloomsday route

    Nearly 30 groups to perform along Bloomsday route

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the most popular parts of the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is the variety of performers along the 7.46-mile route and this year should be no exception.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the most popular parts of the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is the variety of performers along the 7.46-mile route and this year should be no exception, as nearly 30 different individuals and groups have been scheduled throughout the course.More >>
  • Local Quilter Creates Bloomsday Starting Flag for 22nd Year

    Local Quilter Creates Bloomsday Starting Flag for 22nd Year

    FAIRFIELD, Wash. - For 22 years, local quilter Chris Mewhinney of Fairfield, Washington, has been a major part of the annual Bloomsday race, but it's a race in which she has never run a step.More >>
  • Bloomsday still a go despite H1N1 concerns

    Bloomsday still a go despite H1N1 concerns

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In light of some concern regarding the presence of swine flu cases in Washington State, Bloomsday has consulted with Health District officials regarding race activities this weekend.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In light of some concern regarding the presence of swine flu cases in Washington State, Bloomsday has consulted with Spokane Regional Health District officials regarding race activities this weekend.More >>
  • Blind athlete searching for 2009 Bloomsday running partner

    Blind athlete searching for 2009 Bloomsday running partner

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you can run an eight to nine minute mile and want a running partner for Bloomsday 2009, call Bryant McKinley. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you can run an eight to nine minute mile and want a running partner for Bloomsday 2009, call Bryant McKinley. More >>
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