Earlier today, Costa Rican Laurens Molina Sibaja finished fifth at 2014 Boilermarker 15 km wheelchair race in Utica, New York with a time of 35:53. He was beaten to the finish by Joshua George of Champaign, Illinois with a time of 34:01, by Josh Cassidy from Port Elgin, Ontario who had a time of 34:12, and Alexandre Dupont of Clarenceville, Quebec who had a time of 35:05.
Molina expressed his happiness with the result on Facebook by saying, “I want to give the glory to God for the last race on this tour of 4 races today: 15 km 4 job 35:53. Much wind and very hard the path back home. Thank you bank Bansol. X make possible all this, Gatorade OAKLEY”.
Amanda M. McGrory of Savoy, Illinois was the first female finisher with a time of 41:10 . Santiago Sanz won the quad division with a time of 41:06.
Yesterday, race organizers were concerned about the possibility of the race even going forward given the storm warning, and the large amount of rain that fell the day before the race.