Tag: Bay to Breakers
The race isn’t what it once was, but it’s still a good time.
For many participants, what didn’t happen at the Bay to Breakers this year mattered more than what did happen: no bombs went off. The bombings at the Boston Marathon raised fears that copy-cat attackers would target San Francisco’s highest-profile footrace. Race organizers and local authorities beefed up security. The measures included extra surveillance cameras, cops in […]
Tens of thousands ran, or stumbled, down the streets this morning as the 100th Bay to Breakers began. Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco crossed the finish line first at Ocean Beach 34 minutes and 26 seconds later, winning the race. Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya won the women’s division for the third time, finishing in 39 minutes, […]
Amanda Stupi, The Runner: I’m approaching this year’s Bay to Breakers with a healthy mix of anticipation, skepticism and anxiety. I’ve run the Bay to Breakers twice — I registered, I trained, heck — Jerry Rice even handed me my post-race drink one year. I’ve also “done” the Bay to Breakers several times, meaning I […]
By Amanda Stupi and Lisa Pickoff-White It’s that time of year again, Bay to Breakers, when runners ponder what costume will go better with their sneakers — Wonder Woman or pirate wench. This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the event, a 12 kilometer (that’s about 7.5 miles for the metrically challenged) race with a […]