More than 48,000 finish 36th annual Bloomsday Run

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by KREM.com & Shawn Chitnis

KREM.com

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Updated Monday, May 7 at 10:19 AM

SPOKANE--Around 50,000 competitors from the Inland Northwest and around the world decscended on Spokane to race in the 36th annual Bloomsday Run Sunday.

The seven-and-a-half mile race saw an increase in injuries from last  year, but overall organizers called it a successful day. 

More than 53,000 people registered for the race, but only about 47,880 people eventually crossed the finish line.

Racers took off at 9:00 a.m. and the first finishers ended their run on the Monroe Street Bridge just over 20 minutes later.

Runners said today's weather helped some of them achieve their goals and set personal records.

"I feel awesome. It was a great race. I love doing it, and this was only my second year," runner Julie Barrens said.

It's no surprise that all the people KREM 2 spoke with, young and old, plan to return for next year's race.

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