Another fine tradition in San Francisco that involves Golden Gate Park has come and gone – the 2013 Bay to Breakers was a success – bringing in thousands of people running through Howard and Main streets, throughout the park, and ending up at Ocean Beach. The weather was pleasant and free of foggy conditions, and the amateur runners came in full force wearing their most outrageous costumes –there was even a troupe of Elvis’.
If you’re interested in learning who crossed the finish line first, we’ve got the scoop.
Ethiopian Tolossa Gedefa Fufi was the first to finish on the men’s side, with a time one second over 35 minutes. His first-place time is reported as being the slowest winning finish since 2003, and the only second time a runner has taken first place with a time more than 35 minutes – in the entire history of the race. However, this year, some say the Bay to Breakers featured a new course design with more turns throughout the park than previous years that contributed to the slower-than-usual times.
In second place, we have American runner Ryan Hall with a time of 35:40.
Representing the women, Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi crossed the finish line first amongst female runners with a time of 40:12, while Netherlands native, Adrienne Herzog, came inches away with a second place finish that took 40 minutes 12 seconds.