Utica Boilermaker 15-K (31st)
Utica, NY; Sunday, July 13
Distance: 15 km, certified point-to-point course with no elevation loss and a start/finish separation of 27.9% of the race distance
Finishers: 9770 (down from 10,882 last year)
Event Records (course was changed in 1997): Men, 42:40, Joseph Kimani, 1996; Women, 48:06, Catherine Ndereba, 2001
Course Records: Men, 42:54, Joseph Kimani, 1997; Women, Ndereba (above)
Prize Money: Masters permitted to double dip; see complete details below
Weather: Rain about one hour before the start left the course very wet; temp about 70F
Key Sponsor: The Utica Boilers Companies
A Championchip Timed Event (Leone Timing).
NOTE: The top-4 here in the men's race were nearly the same as at Peachtree, with Daniel Kipkoech and Girmal Tola switching places in third and fourth, respectively. Winner Terefe Maregu of Ethiopia has now won $21,000 in prize money in two races, more than 26 times per capita GDP in that country, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook. On the women's side, Ashu Rabo Kasim of Ethiopia, second at Peachtree, got the win in a tight race (six women finished in a six second span), beating two-time world marathon champion Catherine Ndereba, who is training for the Olympic Marathon.

MEN (gun times) -
 1. Terefe Maregu, Ethiopia         44:17  $6000
 2. Peter Kamais, Kenya             44:18   3500
 3. Girma Tola, Ethiopia            44:19   2000
 4. Daniel Kipkoech, Kenya          44:21   1300
 5. MacDonard Ondara, Kenya         44:27   1000
 6. Dereje Tadesse, Ethiopia        44:40    900
 7. Felix Limo, Kenya               44:59    800
 8. Robert Letting, Kenya           45:07    700
 9. Tekeste Kebede, Ethiopia        45:33    600
10. Kasime Adillo, Ethiopia         46:02    500
11. Abebe Yimer, Ethiopia           46:03
12. Fernando Cabada, USA            46:10   1000a
13. Nicholas Arciniaga, USA         46:23    500a
14. Peter Kosgei, Kenya             47:33
15. Nate Jenkins, USA               47:48    300a
16. Paul Jellema, USA               48:09
17. Andrew Cloke, USA               48:11
18. Fred Joslyn, USA                48:27
19. Neal Holtschulte, USA           48:46
20. Steve Boyd (40+), Canada        48:48   1500m
21. Seamus Nally, USA               49:19
22. Josh Henry, USA                 49:24
23. Seth Dubois, USA                49:33
24. Bryan Morseman, USA             49:35
25. Paul Mwangi (40+), Kenya        49:42   1000m
...
28. Gideon Mutisya (40+), Kenya     49:54    500m
...
56. James Derick (40+), USA         52:04    300m
40+ (see above)
50+ Reno Stirrat, Dorchester, MA    54:58
60+ Eddie Cope, Berkshire, NY     1:03:12
70+ Fay Bradley, Independence, KS 1:11:26
80+ Fred Blakeslee, Utica, NY     2:11:31
a = Earned U.S.-only prize money
m = Earned masters prize money
 
WOMEN (gun times) -
 1. Ashu Rabo Kasim, Ethiopia       50:39  $6000
 2. Catherine Ndereba, Kenya        50:40   3500
 3. Edith Masai (40+), Kenya        50:40   2000 + 1500m
 4. Angelina Mutuku, Kenya          50:44   1300
 5. Lidia Simon, Romania            50:44   1000
 6. Nadia Ejjafini, Bahrain         50:45    900
 7. Pauline Wangui, Kenya           50:50    800
 8. Neriah Asiba, Kenya             51:53    700
 9. Nina Rillstone, New Zealand     51:54    600
10. Irene Limika, Kenya             52:28    500
11. Zoila Gomez, USA                53:03   1000a
12. Alemtsehay Misganaw, Ethiopia   53:05
13. Melissa White, USA              53:11    500a
14. Heidi Wolfsberger, USA          53:54    300a
15. Florence Jepkosgei, Kenya       54:41
16. Meseret Kotu, Ethiopia          54:41
17. Yolanda Flamino, USA            54:43
18. Laurel Burdick, USA             54:44
...
20. Albina Gallyamova (40+), RUS    55:19   1000m
...
23. Firaya Zhdanova-Sultanova (40+) 56:06    500m
24. Zinaida Semenova (40+), RUS     56:55    300m
40+ See above
50+ Coreen Steinbach, Pompey, NY  1:05:01
60+ Ellie Lowell, Willington, CT  1:26:20
70+ Edye Radice, Tonawanda, NY    1:52:18
80+ Dolores Quinn, Whitesboro, NY 2:17:30
 

Local (sort of) Notes:

#15 Nate Jenkins (47:48) –Top American at the Boilermaker last year and 7th at the Olympic Trials settled for 3rd American this year, about 1 minute slower than 2007. Multiple winner of the Bridge of Flowers 10K held in August each year

#17 Andy Cloke (48:11)- former teammate of Fred Joslyn, he won the Colonie Mile last year, and bested Fred for the first time at the Boilermaker.

#18 Fred Joslyn (48:27) slowest Boilermaker in 3 years but still a respectable time. He ran 46:40 at the Stockade-athon last year as a close runner up to Allstadt.

#21 Seamus Nally- Last year’s Troy Turkey Trot winner checked in at 49:19.

#23 Seth Dubois of Altamont ran a fine 49:33.

F18 Laurel Berdick age 23 of Manlius NY won the Syracuse Corporate Challenge in 19:33, and easily took top NY honors at the Boilermaker in 54:44. The best female runner in upstate NY –hands down.

F26 Katherine Danner- formerly Katie Aldredge ran a fine 57:22. She won the Lilac Festival 10K and the Martha’s Vineyard 20 miler this year.

F29 Judy Johnson qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon early last year (2:44?) and then moved to Atlanta. The only NY Upstate female to qualify, she did not run in the trials. Back home in Rochester this year, she ran 58:20 at the Boilermaker.

F32 Brina Sequine placed second in her age group to run a fine 59:03. She is a multiple winner of the Runnin of the Green.

James Derrick, NYS master’s runner of the year in 2007 ran a fine 52:03 to place 4th in the division at age 47. He finished behind a Canadian Winner and two Kenyans.