An estimated 62,000 runners and rompers took over San Francisco's streets during a particularly hot Bay to Breakers 12k run yesterday with Sammy Kitwara, 22, of Kenya breaking the race record by running the course in 33 minutes and 31 seconds.
First place winner Kitwara beat two-time champion John Korir, 33, of Kenya who placed fourth. Kitwara won $40,000.
Teyba Erkesso, 26, of Ethiopia ran the race in 38 minutes and 29 seconds and placed first among the women, beating last year's women's champion Lineth Chepkurui, 21, of Kenya, who placed second by seven seconds.
The exuberantly costumed crowd that came to join in the race or just watch seemed to be on its best behavior, according to the Police Department.
Police detained six people for about four hours for being drunk in public, but no one was arrested, police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.
Tomioka also said Sunday she had not heard of any public urination complaints, which was a major problem with last year's race from downtown San Francisco to Ocean Beach.
Organizers for the 98th annual marathon initially issued a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol, floats and nudity in February because the year prior drew so many community grievances.
About 25,000 boozers and partiers signed an online petition to boycott if the bans were not lifted.
About two weeks later, after several meetings with law enforcement, Mayor Gavin Newsom's office and community groups, organizers lifted the bans but still kept strict regulations on floats and agreed to place about 700 portable toilets along the raceway.
Police also issued a zero-tolerance policy on glass bottles, kegs, public urination and public intoxication.