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Chepkurui, Yuda win Bloomsday 2009 elite divisions

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Krige Schabort Krige Schabort
Lineth Chepkurui Lineth Chepkurui
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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.

Schabort, 45, of South Africa, now lives in Georgia. He took second in Bloomsday 2007. His unofficial time this year stands at 27:02.

The Spokesman-Review reports 22-year-old Chepkurui's unofficial time is 38:34. If that time stands, it would be a course record in the women's division.

Amanda McGrory, 22, won her third Bloomsday. She took the women's elite wheelchair championships in 2005 and 2006, and took second the following two years.

Those runners just a fraction of the 51,264 people who registered to take part in the 33rd Annual Lilac Bloomsday Run this year. According to one of the race registrars, there is at least one contestant from every state in the union except for New Hampshire, Vermont and South Carolina.

Once the race is over and you've had time to unwind, it's time to experience it all over again by watching your triumphant moment: the moment you crossed the Bloomsday finish line. You can watch yourself finish on SWXrightnow.com.

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