Bill Iffrig http://www.kplu.org en Washington's Own Bill Iffrig A Reluctant Hero Of Boston Marathon Bombing http://www.kplu.org/post/washingtons-own-bill-iffrig-reluctant-hero-boston-marathon-bombing <p>An elderly man from Lake Stevens has become a reluctant symbol of resilience in the face of terrorism.&nbsp;</p><p>An image of 79-year-old Bill Iffrig, blown off his feet in an orange singlet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, went around the world.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">interviewed for a 12-minute online documentary titled <a href="http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/72009306/boston-marathon-bombing-survivor-bill-iffrig-video-journey?" target="_blank">"The Finish Line."</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16128 at http://www.kplu.org Washington's Own Bill Iffrig A Reluctant Hero Of Boston Marathon Bombing Boston Marathon runner races again in Spokane http://www.kplu.org/post/boston-marathon-runner-races-again-spokane <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three weeks after the Boston bombings, one of the iconic figures of that tragedy was racing again in Spokane. Bill </span>Iffrig<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Lake Stevens, Wash. joined more than 50,000 runners on Sunday for the </span>Bloomsday<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Run.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 03:18:07 +0000 Jessica Robinson 8669 at http://www.kplu.org Boston Marathon runner races again in Spokane Lake Stevens runner: 'It was only 5 feet away from me' http://www.kplu.org/post/lake-stevens-runner-it-was-only-5-feet-away-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 78-year-old Lake Stevens man running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts and caught in a news photograph that quickly went viral.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Bill Iffrig&nbsp;told&nbsp;<a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);" target="_blank">The Herald of Everett</a>&nbsp;that he heard a noise Monday and found himself on the ground.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"It was only 5 feet away from me," he said. "It was really loud."</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:21:04 +0000 The Associated Press 8415 at http://www.kplu.org Lake Stevens runner: 'It was only 5 feet away from me'