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19th Annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure 5K Winners Announced

Monday, May 9, 2011 Press Release J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure® attracted more than 30,000 participants, including approximately 2,500 breast cancer survivors. The winners of today's Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure 5K are as follows:

1st Place Overall Winners

Male: Paul Tristle; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 15:49

Female: Michelle Corkum; McMurray, Pa.; 18:13

2nd Place Overall Winner

Male: Marco Dozzi; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 15:58

Female: Anna Beck; Washington, Pa.; 18:21

3rd Place Overall Winners

Male: Steve Strelick; Allison Park, Pa.; 16:22

Female: Morgan Ansel; Greensburg, Pa.; 19:16

Survivor Category Winners

1st Place Survivor: Ginny Ellwood; Irwin, Pa.; 22:15

2nd Place Survivor: Lori Dunlap; Somerset, Pa.; 23:16

3rd Place Survivor: Susan Johnson; North Huntingdon, Pa.; 24:48

Master Survivor (age 40-59): Faith Vallese; Coraopolis, Pa.; 25:34

Senior Survivor (60+): Carol O'Donnell; 31:45

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.

Additional prizes donated by Giant Eagle and Second Sole.

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.

The 5K race is sanctioned and certified by US Track & Field. A complete list of results is available at www.runhigh.com. A list of winners and prizes will be available at www.komenpittsburgh.org after 9 a.m. on Monday, May 9.

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 $23 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.

SOURCE Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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