It was another exciting and entertaining Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, as the 102nd edition saw Ethiopian Tolossa Gedfa Fufi win the men's race and Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi, Africa win in the women's circuit.
Local San Francisco radio station KGO broke the news on Twitter, saying the race was called at 7:35 PT.
KGO 810 @KGO810
The race is called at 7:35! Tolossa Gedfa Fufi of Ethiopia wins the 102nd running of Bay to Breakers! #B2B #baytobreakers2013-5-19 14:37:03
KGO 810 @KGO810
Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi, Africa, is the Women's champion. #b2b #baytobreakers @baytobreakers2013-5-19 14:46:25
Nukuri-Johnson is no stranger to winning races, as she's competed for Burundi in the 2000 and 2012 Olympics in long distance. She went to college at Iowa University, where she was an All-American and competed in the 5,000-meters.
Although the professional runners have claimed victory, that's only where the real fun begins as the 12-kilometer festival encompasses the city of San Francisco with crazy costumes, hilarious antics and occasional (yet legal) nudity.
The weather was a big question heading into the day, but sunny skies prevailed as the morning began. Water and sunscreen were much bigger priorities than rain jackets on Sunday.
Top Men's Finishers
|1||Tolossa Gedefa Fufi||Ethiopia||35:01|
|3||Tesfaye Sendeku Alemayehu||Ethiopia||36:04|
Results via KTVU
Top Women's Finishers
Results via KTVU
All California eyes were watching Ryan Hall, the hometown youngster running in his first Bay to Breakers with winning expectations. He came just short, finishing in second amidst a stellar performance captured by Asics on Twitter.
ASICS America @ASICSamerica
Congratulations to @ryanhall3 for his second place finish at the 102nd Bay to Breakers. http://t.co/gubGR2Beai2013-5-19 14:49:48
It was a day for the runners, but that didn't stop one of the world's biggest athletes from stopping by. Or a pretty fantastic look-alike, at least.
Jes Ryzenberg caught a beautiful picture of a horde of thousands of participants and posted it on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Bringing your kids to an event that features nudity and drunkenness is a controversial decision, but this little guy got a pretty exclusive ride around the 12 kilometers.
Will Kane of the San Francisco Chronicle found an interesting character attracting law enforcement.
Will Kane @WillKane
Yep, it's Bay to Breakers race season, all right: http://t.co/MMvEbeLSuZ http://t.co/9j5NU0ZU7u2013-5-17 16:41:33
All hands were on deck in the San Francisco police department for one of the biggest events of the year, but that didn't stop these cops from posing with some imitators.
Jeff Ranieri of San Francisco's local NBC affiliate posted a sweet aerial view of the action on on his Twitter account.
Jeff Ranieri @JeffRanieri
PIC: From above the massive amount of people running #baytobreakers #sf #bayarea http://t.co/7UTXoz4e3p2013-5-19 15:06:14
Whether it's professional runners or grown men wearing jumpsuits and fannypacks, everybody was out to have a good time at the 2013 Bay to Breakers.
All photos not sourced above are courtesy of the official Bay to Breakers Livefyre stream