WEINER PUBLIC NEWS WINNING TEAM AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB 5K RACE-- APPROPRIATE GIVEN THE NEWS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2011
Contact: Bob Weiner/Khurram Abbas 301-283-0821 or 202-306-1200

WEINER PUBLIC NEWS WINNING TEAM AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB 5K RACE -- APPROPRIATE GIVEN THE NEWS!

Anthony Weiner may not be getting good press these days but at least one Weiner team has positive news --

Weiner Public News, the oped-writing and public affairs and issues group formed by Bob Weiner after he left the White House in 2001, today won the team title at the National Press Club 5K in Washington. Weiner Public News was both the fastest overall team, and also the fastest media group team. (The jokes were flying at the National Press Club awards ceremony about the Weiner team's winning the title).

Results of National Press Club 5K are now up'n'running at: www.amazingracetiming.com/events/2011/national-press-club-5k

Team results are on-line at www.amazingracetiming.com/results/2011/national-press-club-5k/team_results-5k.html

Weiner Public News won the open team race, ahead of Georgetown Running Company and Chevy Chase Running Company. Weiner's top three finishers were Ethiopian journalist Seife Geletu, who led for most of the race but was miguided by the lead vehicle with just 400 meters to go, and ended up third overall in 15:40; Ethiopian columnist Kumsa Wodajo Eticha (16:23, 2nd overall); and Air Force officer Michael Musiowski (17:53). Also on the team: Jay Wind (23:00), Bob Weiner (25:32), and Patricia Berg (42:59). Weiner's team defeated Georgetown Running company by a very close cumulative 12 seconds.

Bob Weiner, President of Weiner Public News, said, "Anthony Weiner may or may not resign. But we'll be back to defend our title! Our winning could not be more appropriate or ironic given the current news cycle."

Team Results - OPEN (Score 3 by Net Time)

  1. 49:56 WEINER PUBLIC NEWS                      (16:39)
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  1  15:40  Seife Geletu           M 
  2  16:23  Kumsa Wodajo           M 
  3  17:53  Michael Musiowski      M 
  4 (23:00) Jay Wind               M 
  5 (25:32) Robert Weiner          M 
  6 (42:59) Patricia Berg          F 

  2. 50:08 GEORGETOWN RUNNING COMPANY              (16:43)
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  1  15:31  Joey Wiegner           M 
  2  16:24  Patrick Murphy         M 
  3  18:13  Laura O'Hara           F 
  4 (18:22) Kate Dart              F 
  5 (18:30) Susan Hendrick         F 
  6 (18:45) Courtney Chapman       F 

  3. 62:23 CHEVY CHASE RUNNING COMPANY             (20:48)
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  1  19:31  Bryan Smeach           M 
  2  21:06  Emily Norton           F 
  3  21:46  Andrew Fiedler         M 
  4 (21:47) Christopher Tjiattas   M 
  5 (22:56) Melissa Kelly          F 
  6 (23:06) Greta Stults           F 
  7 (23:44) Chin Jou               F 
  8 (26:21) Alan Wirzbicki         M 

Men's results are on-line at www.amazingracetiming.com/results/2011/national-press-club-5k/male_results-5k.html

Women's results are on-line at www.amazingracetiming.com/results/2011/national-press-club-5k/female_results-5k.html

Age-group awards are on-line at www.amazingracetiming.com/results/2011/national-press-club-5k/awards-5k.html

WEBSITE for Weiner Public News: www.weinerpublic.com

Source: Robert Weiner Associates News, Public Affairs, and Issue Strategies