Bay to Breakers 2013 Photos: Best Images and Moments from Historic Race

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMay 19, 2013

Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SF Gate
Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SF Gate

Nearly 30,000 registered entries participated in the 102nd annual Bay to Breakers race Sunday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

As always, the event ranged from the zany to the creative, as thousands took to the streets of San Francisco donning various costumes. The 7.46-mile race that started at Howard and Main streets and ended at Ocean Beach was truly a spectacle this year.

Let's first take a look at the costumes.

One man dressed up as the classic hot dog.

One salmon decided to take his chances at the "David Hasselhoff Limbo Stick."

Despicable Me made an appearance at the event.

Three fairies uses their wings for an advantage.

Sometimes, even when you are battling in intergalactic space, you just need to make a stop at a convenience store.

Leopards can run fast, but they also need rest after all of that running.

One woman brought music to the party.

One man raced with a unicycle. I don't know if it's an unfair advantage. I suppose it depends on this man's ability with a unicycle.

One group turned it into "The Running of the Bulls."

There were also those, of course, who decided to stand on the sidelines and watch the race, while drinking the beverage of their choice.

Ocean Beach was a nice place to finish off the race, as participants jumped into the water on a sunny day in San Francisco.

After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, a USCG explosive detection K-9 unit was deployed at Bay to Breakers this year.

One man showed up in a "Boston Strong" T-shirt.

Of course, while Bay to Breakers has become a spectacle throughout the years based on the wild costumes, there are, indeed, participants who actually try to win the race.

This year, 23-year-old Tolossa Gedefa Fufi of Ethiopia beat the men with a time of 35:01, according to the San Francisco Chronicle report. Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi, 28, defeated the women's field with a time of 40:12, just two seconds ahead of the Netherlands' Adrienne Herzog.

One thing's for sure: Whether you were a participant or a spectator this year, you had bundles of fun.

 

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