Bay to Breakers 2004

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Today, I ran and finished the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. This is a 12K fun race that leads you across San Francisco, from the bay to the pacific ocean. It is the longest consecutively run foot race in the world (since 1912) and people dress up for a costume fest and otherwise have good time.

This year's winner finished the race in 34min, but that's not really what the race is about. The runner with the best costume was a woman posing as a toaster girl. It took me 90min to finish the 12km, but this is partly due to the slow start. I reached the start line only 30min after the race had started! I had to walk for the first minutes, because it was so full. The highest runner number I saw was 90666, which suggests that more than 90000 people ran this race!

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