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Arbay Sebdwto, left, Jamila Dumas, Kerai Mokoma, Madina Musa, and Batula Mokoma, all of Somalia, cheer wheelchair racer Tyler Byers, of Reston, Virginia, on Culver Avenue, near Armory Drive during the 29th Annual Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica, Sunday, July 9, 2006. The women were part of the race's new International Mile that displayed the diversity of Utica's newest arrivals.©OBSERVER-DISPATCH/Photo by Marilu Lopez Fretts

Arbay Sebdwto, left, Jamila Dumas, Kerai Mokoma, Madina Musa, and Batula Mokoma, all of Somalia, cheer wheelchair racer Tyler Byers, of Reston, Virginia, on Culver Avenue, near Armory Drive during the 29th Annual Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica, Sunday, July 9, 2006. The women were part of the race's new International Mile that displayed the diversity of Utica's newest arrivals. 

¬©OBSERVER-DISPATCH/Photo by Marilu Lopez Fretts