Janis Klecker

Janis Klecker
Personal information
Birth nameJanis Kristin Horns
Full nameJanis Kristin Klecker
NationalityAmerican
Born (1960-07-18) July 18, 1960 (age 62)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Sport
CountryUSA
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon
College teamUniversity of Minnesota
ClubReebok Running Club
Achievements and titles
National finals1987, Marathon, 1st
1992, Marathon, 1st
Olympic finals1992, Marathon, 21st
Personal best(s)Mile: 4:51
5,000 m: 15:57
5 miles: 25:50
10km: 31:44 (1990)
15km: 51:11 (1992)
20km: 1:08:24 (1989)
25km: 1:28:13 (1991)
Half marathon: 1:10:41
Marathon: 2:30:12 (1992)
50 km: 3:13:51 NR (1983)

Janis Kristin Klecker (née Horns) (born July 18, 1960 in Bloomington, Minnesota) is a former American long-distance runner who is a two-time United States national champion in the marathon.[1][2]

Biography

Klecker was in the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Minnesota.[3]

Her husband, Barney Klecker is a two-time champion of the City of Lakes/Twin Cities Marathon.[4]

Janis is the mother of six children, including Joe Klecker, who is a professional runner [5]

As of 2009, Klecker is a dentist in Minnesota[6]

Racing career

Klecker won the 1992 US Olympic Trials marathon in Houston[7] and went on to compete in the marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, an event in which she placed 21st. Klecker has won the City of Lakes Marathon/Twin Cities Marathon three times (1980, 1991, 1992), the San Francisco Marathon twice (1983, 1990), and the California International Marathon twice (1988, 1990).

Janis Klecker is an American record holders in the 50 K in 1983.[8][9]

Klecker finished second to Nancy Ditz in the 1985 California International Marathon, but went on to win the event in 1988 and 1990. She set a course record at the 1990 CIM with a time of 2:30:42.[10]

On Sept. 22, 1991, in Syracuse, New York, Klecker became the woman's U.S. National Champion in the 5K.[11]

Klecker's PR in the marathon was 2:30:12 in Houston, Texas on January 26, 1992.[12]

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1981 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, United States 2nd Marathon 2:36:46.8
1983 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, United States 1st Marathon 2:51:12
1987 Grandma's Marathon Duluth, United States 1st Marathon 2:36:12
1990 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, United States 1st Marathon 2:39:52
1991 Twin Cities Marathon Minneapolis, United States 1st Marathon 2:30:31
1992 Houston Marathon Houston, United States 1st Marathon 2:30:12
Twin Cities Marathon Minneapolis, United States 1st Marathon 2:36:50

References

  1. ^ "USA Marathon Champions—Women". legacy.usatf.org. Indianapolis, Indiana: USATF. 2013. Archived from the original on September 9, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Untitled".
  3. ^ "University of Minnesota: Office for Fraternity & Sorority Life". Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  4. ^ "Untitled".
  5. ^ "The Klecker Clan". 2 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Home". blueridgedental.com.
  7. ^ Cart, Julie (27 January 1992). "Klecker Passes With Straight A's : Olympic trials: She goes in front in last mile and leads O'Brien, Larrieu Smith onto U.S. team for Barcelona". LA Times. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "2002 USA National 50km Championship".
  9. ^ "USATF - Statistics - Records".
  10. ^ "CIM History". Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  11. ^ Benyo, Richard; Joe Henderson (2002). Running Encyclopedia. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. p. 228. ISBN 0736037349.
  12. ^ Sparks, Ken; Dave Kuehls (March 15, 1996). Runner's Book of Training Secrets. Rodale Books. p. 197. ISBN 9780875963075.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by San Francisco Marathon - Women's Winner
1983
Succeeded by
Preceded by California International Marathon - Women's Winner
1988
Succeeded by
Preceded by San Francisco Marathon - Women's Winner
1990
Succeeded by
Preceded by California International Marathon - Women's Winner
1990
Succeeded by