Kenyans dominate men's Bay to Breakers 12k run in hot San Francisco yesterday Sports, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on May 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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.
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Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of the Stoneridge Park neighborhood, on May 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm AVHS Dad is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I ran my first Bay to Breakers in 1981, and ran this year wearing that t-shirt. This one will be most memorable for the heat. I and everyone around me were sweating profusely before the first mile marker. Hayes Street Hill was torture and the temptation to walk (just a bit, come on!) in Golden Gate Park was constant. But by the time I could feel that cool ocean breeze, I knew I would be able to run the whole course. I saw 3 naked (male) runners and 2 naked (female) spectators. Costumes galore, although some masks were shed as the race progressed. Lots of police on the sidelines with friendly smiles and lots of clapping. As usual, the bands along the course were fantastic.
It is something every bay area resident should do at least once in their lifetime. Preferably, more than once.