SPOKANE - The 36th running of Bloomsday doesn't officially begin until Sunday, but the racing itself got underway early Saturday morning with the wheelchair prologue.
The prologue qualifying used to determine the order in which the wheelchair racers are placed at the startling line. Sunday's group on the Centennial Trail was lighter than usual. Chelsea McLammer grabbed the top spot with a time of 3:20. Five-time defending champion Amanda McGrory did not participate in the prologue.
On the men's side, Aaron Pike posted a time of 2:07, which was good enough for second place. That's because Scott Parson turned in the top time of 2:03 despite crashing at the finish line. Parson was okay, despite the late mishap.