Island’s Sizzler attracts record crowd

Published: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM.

After a 5:01 first mile, Linton was overtaken about a half-mile later by 33-year-old Vince Molosky, an environmental consultant from Tallahassee.

Molosky took command the rest of the way, and ended up finishing 10 seconds ahead of Linton, for the crown.

“I’ve taken a lot of the summer off, so this was faster than I expected,” said Molosky, a veteran runner of longer races, anywhere from 30 to 50 kilometers.

“It’s cooler than it usually is for this race,” he said. “I’ll take it.”

Molosky ran in high school in Amherst, Ohio, and then cross country for Bowling Green State University. He joked that he has veered off the mark in past races, getting confused as to turns, but this time he was spot on.

“I stayed on course today,” he said.

The race turned out to be a family affair from one set of seven visitors, Steve Baczewski, and daughter Sarah; Paul, David and Debbie Baczewski, Rose Capasso, and Robert Brown,  from as far as South Carolina, South Florida and Tallahassee.

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