Janis Klecker

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Janis Klecker
Personal information
Birth name Janis Kristin Horns
Full name Janis Kristin Klecker
Nationality American
Born (1960-07-18) July 18, 1960 (age 56)
Bloomington, Minnesota
Sport
Country USA
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
College team University of Minnesota
Club Reebok Running Club
Achievements and titles
National finals 1987, Marathon, 1st
1992, Marathon, 1st
Olympic finals 1992, Marathon, 21st
Personal best(s)

Mile: 4:51 5,000 m: 15:57
5 miles: 25:50
10,000 m: 31:44
Half marathon: 1:10:41
Marathon: 2:30:12

50 km: 3:13:51 NR

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] Klecker competed in the marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics, an event in which she places 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).

Biography[edit]

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.[3]

Klecker was in the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Minnesota.[4] As of 2009, Klecker is a dentist in Minnesota[5] Her husband, Barney Klecker is a two-time champion of the City of Lakes/Twin Cities Marathon.[6] Barney and Janis Klecker are both American record holders in the 50 K.[7][8] Janis is the mother of six children, ages 13-21.

Achievements[edit]

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

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Nancy Ditz
San Francisco Marathon - Women's Winner
1983
Succeeded by
United States Katy Schilly
Preceded by
United States Patti Gray
California International Marathon - Women's Winner
1988
Succeeded by
United States Nan Doak-Davis
Preceded by
United States Stephanie Robertson
San Francisco Marathon - Women's Winner
1990
Succeeded by
United States Lesley Ann Lehane
Preceded by
United States Nan Doak-Davis
California International Marathon - Women's Winner
1990
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Sally Eastall