Illusionist Leon Etienne successfully predicted Boilermaker winners

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Boilermaker 2011 may be in the books, but so is the 2011 Boilermaker predictions made by a local magician.

Illusionist Leon Etienne perfectly predicted the winner of both the men and women's division - Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco and Alice Timbilili of Kenya, respectively.

Harroufi finished with a time of 43:30 and Timbilili with a time of 48:40. Etienne predicted Harroufi's time precisely and Timbilili's within a second of her actual time.

On June 30, Etienne made the prediction which was put into a locked box and given to Utica Mayor David Roefaro, with Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed present to witness the hand-off.

The box was not opened until the post-race party held after the race on Sunday, and his prediction was right on the money.

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