Bay to Breakers 2019 Results: Men and Women's Top Finishers and Best Photos

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2019

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Gabriel Geay and Caroline Rotich won the men's and women's races respectfully at San Francisco's legendary Bay to Breakers event on Saturday.

Geay came in with a time of 35:01, while Rotich won at 39:28:

Bay to Breakers @Baytobreakers

The winner of the 108th @AlaskaAir #BaytoBreakers is Gabriel Geay with a time of 35:01! Congrats Gabriel! https://t.co/X64NLjzDSl

Bay to Breakers @Baytobreakers

The winner of the female division for the 108th @AlaskaAir #BaytoBreakers is Caroline Rotich with a time of 39:28! Nicely done, Caroline! https://t.co/TkUvGIwU82

Edwin Mokua, Trent Lusignan, Henry Mulenga and Samson Gebreyohannes rounded out the top five for the men, while Ivy Kibet, Jane Kibii, Kaylee Flanagan and Pasca Myers finished below Rotich in the top five among the women.

It's been a good month for Geay, who also won the Lilac Bloomsday Run on May 5 in Spokane, Washington. 

But as always, the stars of the show were the various costumed runners and spectators lining the course, even on a rainy day San Francisco, alongside some old traditions at the race:

Sara Zendehnam @szendehnam

TORTILLAS ARE FLYING! The race starts in 40 min! @KTVU #BaytoBreakers #B2B https://t.co/4t5phPbOhU

San Francisco Chronicle @sfchronicle

Runners get ready to start the @Baytobreakers race in #SF. https://t.co/zgFFR3Yjph

Alaska Airlines @AlaskaAir

This runner is kind of a big dill! #BaytoBreakers https://t.co/FDK2yJxLB7

San Francisco Chronicle @sfchronicle

Runners get ready to start the Bay to Breakers race in downtown #SF. 📹: @gabriellelurie https://t.co/ecFYvUdYCS

The forecast called for rain on Sunday morning, though the clouds mostly parted by the beginning of the event. Regardless, participants didn't seem deterred.

"We figured we might have the best story to tell if it rains," Jim Snell, who ran with his 15-year-old son Jimmy, told Gwendolyn Wu of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"It's just a seven-mile party," Jimmy Snell added.

Part race, part spectacle, Bay to Breakers remains a staple of San Francisco culture and one of the more colorful long-distance running events in the country.

"This is one of those hashtag-only-in-San-Francisco moments," 43-year-old Garrett Hill told Wu.