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17th Annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure(R) 5K Winners Announced
Date:5/10/2009

PITTSBURGH, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of today's Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure(R) 5K are as follows:

1st Place Overall Winners

Male: Pat McGuire, Greensburg, Pa., 15:35

Female: Kaitlin Grimm, Penn Hills, Pa., 18:46

2nd Place Overall Winners

Male: Steven Strelick, 16:05

Female: Michelle Corkum, Pittsburgh, Pa., 18:58

3rd Place Overall Winners

Male: Charlie Ban, Pittsburgh, Pa., 16:13

Female: Christina Reck, Allison Park, Pa., 19:10

Survivor Category Winners

1st Place Survivor: Jennifer Bodnar, Candler, NC, 20:08

2nd Place Survivor: Ginny Ellwood, 21:56

3rd Place Survivor: Lisa Starvecic, Canonsburg, Pa., 24:17

Master Survivor (age 40-64): Lori Dunlap, Somerset, Pa., 24:23

Senior Survivor (65+): Roberta Klatzky, Pittsburgh, Pa., 29:38

5K Race Prizes

    First Place Finishers Male/Female:  Winners received a roundtrip
                                        plane ticket to any destination
                                        within the contiguous United States,
                                        courtesy of American Airlines.

    Survivor Winners:                   Prizes generously donated by Giant
                                        Eagle, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dick's
                                        Sporting Goods and the Frick Art &
                                        Historical Center

First, second and third place winners in each category received game tickets courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as certificates from local retailers, including Dick's Sporting Goods.

The 5K run began at 8:35 a.m. Runners started at Schenley Drive, traveled to Forbes Avenue and ran through Squirrel Hill via Northumberland and Wightman, then down Bartlett to Westinghouse Memorial Pond, ending at Phipps Conservatory.

This year's Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure attracted more than 35,000 participants, including approximately 3,000 breast cancer survivors.

The 5K race is sanctioned and certified by US Track & Field. A complete list of results and prizes is available online at www.komenpittsburgh.org beginning the evening of Sunday, May 10, 2009.

For More Information:

For more information on Monday, contact the Komen Pittsburgh Affiliate at 412-342-0500 or McMahon & Cardillo Communication at 412-921-6222 ext. 7.

About the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure: The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure serves 30 counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. Through its year-round fund-raising efforts, Komen Pittsburgh has raised more than $20 million to fund local breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment initiatives. The first Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure - Komen's signature event -- was held in 1993. It since has since become an annual Mother's Day tradition for thousands of residents from the tri-state area. The Pittsburgh Race is among the top 10 of the more than 100 Komen races around the country. For more information, visit www.komenpittsburgh.org.


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