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MEN'S AND WOMEN'S COURSE RECORDS SET IN BOTH EVENTS AT THE 16TH ANNUAL REVCO-CLEVELAND MARATHON & 10K

 -- Doug Kurtis Of Northville, Mich., Sets World Record With His
 70th Career Marathon Under 2 Minutes And 20 Seconds --
 CLEVELAND, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Unseasonably cool 50-degree weather set the stage for new men's and women's records in both the marathon and 10K races at the 16th annual Revco-Cleveland Marathon & 10K today. The event also saw a world record set, as 41-year-old Doug Kurtis of Northville, Mich., ran his 70th career sub-2:20 marathon, beating the record of 69 held jointly with Sweden's Kjell-Eric Stahl.
 In the marathon, Don Janicki, 32, of Louisville, Colo., won his first marathon in three-and-a-half years with a time of 2:11:39, more than two and a half minutes faster than the course record set by Eddy Hellebuyck in 1989. In the women's event, Ukrainian Lyubov Klotchko, 33, was never challenged as she defended her 1992 Revco marathon victory with a time of 2:34:47, 24 seconds under the record she set last year.
 In the 10K race, 25-year-old Mexican German Silva finished in 28:04 to beat the eight-year-old course record of 28:10 held by Michael Musyoki. The 10K women's record also fell, as Australian Lisa Ondieki, 33, running the Revco for the first time, powered to a 31:53 finish. Her time was five seconds ahead of the record set last year by rival Liz McColgan.
 "We modified the courses this year and moved the starts up 30 minutes hoping for results like these," said Jack Staph, Revco Race Chairman. "Not only were all four course records broken, but four men came in under the old marathon record and two men and two women beat the existing 10K mark."
 Men's Marathon: Kenyan David Mungai, 24, of Laramie, Wyoming, pulled away to an early lead in the men's marathon, even running ahead of the designated "rabbits" for a time. The leaders went through the halfway point in a fast 1:05:30 as Mungai, running only his third marathon, was reeled in by Don Janicki and Mukhamethamat Nazipov, 29, of Russia. Mungai, Nazipov and Janicki ran together for several miles before Mungai dropped off the pace. With about four miles left, Nazipov fell back and Janicki continued strongly to the finish.
 For Nazipov, it was his third second-place finish at The Revco. For Janicki, who finished fourth at Revco last year, it was "just my day," he said after the race. Third place went to Canadian Peter Maher, 33, and fourth to Mungai. The top four all finished under the old time record. Doug Kurtis, 10th overall, was first in the Masters division (over 40), while Chris Rupe, 31, of Cortland, Ohio, 13th overall, was the first Ohioan.
 Women's Marathon: Lyubov Klotchko said she likes to break away from the field early, and she followed that strategy today to become the first repeat winner of the Revco women's marathon. This was Klotchko's second major marathon victory of 1993; in March, she won the Los Angeles Marathon. Today, Klotchko finished four-and-a-half minutes ahead of second-place finisher Irina Bogatcheva, who was the first woman at The Revco in 1989. Third place went to Amy Kattwinkel, 26, Charlotte, N.C. Adele Emo, 41, Toronto, Canada, was the first Masters finisher and Michelle Rupe, 33, Cortland, Ohio, was the top Ohio woman (she is Chris Rupe's sister-in-law).
 Men's 10K: With about 2.5 kilometers to go in the 10K race, German Silva pulled away from a pack of about six runners; only Kenyan Joseph Keino, 26, followed. The two dueled down the one-mile home stretch on a blistering 4:30 pace until Silva made his move with about 100 yards to go and Keino couldn't stay with him. Third place went to Isaac Garcia, 26, Mexico. The first Masters male was Englishman Nick Rose, 41 (14th overall) who won the Revco 10K outright in 1981 and 1987. The first Ohioan was Scott Fry, 23, Tiffin, Ohio, 12th overall.
 Women's 10K: The women's 10K was a three-person race, as Esther Kiplagak, 21, of Kenya, and Anne Marie Letko, 24, of Glenn Gardner, N.J., matched strides with Lisa Ondieki through the last 2.5 miles of the race. As the three came into the final quarter mile, Ondieki was able to pull away from her younger competitors, despite having run a hard marathon in London only four weeks earlier. Kiplagak finished four seconds back in 31:57, also breaking the existing record. Letko's third-place time of 31:59 was a personal record for her. The top woman in the Masters category was Nancy Grayson, 43, Northville, Mich. Strongville's Debbi Kilpatrick-Morris, 29, was the top Ohio woman and 12th female overall.
 The Revco-Cleveland Marathon & 10K offered a total purse of more than $150,000. Janicki and Klotchko each earned $15,000 for their marathon victories and a $10,000 bonus for breaking the course records. Silva and Lisa Ondieki each won $5,000 for their 10K wins plus bonuses of $2,500 for setting new course records.
 Wheelchair Competition: In the MetroHealth Challenge Wheelchair competition, Tom Sellers, 27, of Ormond Beach, Fla., captured his second consecutive men's open marathon in 1:43:12, and Debbie LaPlante, 26, of Toledo, Ohio, won the women's open with a time of 2:14:26. Brad Ramage, 25, of Library, Pa., won the men's quad marathon in 2:02:24, and for the second consecutive year, Mary Thompson, 32, of San Diego, Calif., won the women's quad title in 2:37:36.
 Jan Mattern, 27, of Arlington, Texas, won the Men's open 10K in 24:13; Diana McClure, 46, of Charleston, W.Va., won the women's open in 32:04, and Wiley Clark, 37, of Pascagoula, Miss., won the men's quad 10K in 28:34.
 The temperature was 49 degrees (F) at the start of the marathon and never rose above the mid-50s throughout the morning. Skies were overcast and humidity was relatively low. An estimated 12,000 runners competed in the two events.
 The Revco-Cleveland Marathon & 10K Weekend is presented by Revco. Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, Revco operates more than 1,180 stores in nine contiguous eastern states and fills more than 46 million prescriptions annually.
 -0- 5/16/93
 /CONTACT: Patrick Gallagher or Pam Dawson of Edward Howard & Co., 216-781-2800 or (Sunday) 216-623-1300, for the Revco-Cleveland Marathon/


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