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2014 Boilermaker on the Pro Circuit Tour

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - With the Boilermaker just a week away, the anticipation for this year's race has a slightly different feel than in previous years.
 
Julius Keter, last year's winner, is returning to Utica to defend his title this year, and will join many of the world's best runners for a chance to do something special.
 
This year, the Boilermaker will be an official stop on the Pro Circuit tour which raises the stakes for both the race and its runners.
 
We may actually see a circuit champion being crowned right here in Utica this year, 
but the real winner will be the sport of distance running that will gain plenty of attention at this year's Boilermaker race.
 
"The race directors and top administrators from all those other races think that this would be good for running, and that's really what it's all about," said Dick Mattia, Invited and Elite Runner Coordinator. "It's trying to do something special for the sport of distance running, and trying to make it so that people will have a goal and feel that there's something significant to be able to achieve if you're at the top of your game."
 

The winners of this year's race could take home a potential prize of over $20,000 because of its implications on the Pro Circuit. 

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