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Kenyans dominate men's Bay to Breakers 12k run in hot San Francisco yesterday

Original post made on May 18, 2009

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 18, 2009, 4:55 AM

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

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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.

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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My dad ran it yesterday for the first time. He said he had never seen some many naked people in one area all of his life. Good times in SF!

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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Out of the 20 or so times I've run it, I never saw a single naked runner until 2 years ago. That year it seemed they were everywhere, and most of them looked really BAD!

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm

AVHS Dad - "I saw 3 naked (male) runners"

Enough of a reason not for me to go. I see enough naked men in my gym locker room, no reason to waste a weekend to go see more voluntarily. Ha ha.

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm

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I hear you. I could do without them too.

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