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Bay to Breakers run takes place today
The Bay to Breakers
This amazing race has been going since 1912. It is 7.46 miles long, going from the bay to the ocean. In recent years, it has gathered much attention because of the highly unusual costumes which are worn--including some naked runners who even have their own Bay to Breakers website.
To get through San Francisco today, there are only three possibilities. It is almost impossible to do. There are thousands of people lining the streets. I will be there.
Here is the update from today's run with lots of photographs:
And here are some of the Chronicle's best photographs from previous years:
View pictures from last year's race:
...and the Lucas toilet
In many ways, it reminds me of the wonderful story of the Lucas, Kansas toilet posted on yesterday's Lawrence Journal-World web page.
The Bay to Breakers and the Lucas toilet are both open minded, free spirited types of things - they are a true art form. I hope Lucas, Kansas has lots of visitors!
Sammy Kitwara, from Kenya (34.40.5), won the race, along with Ethiopian Mamitu Daska (39:02.04)