SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU/BCN) - 108 years of tradition hit the streets of San Francisco Sunday morning.
Gabriel Geay is the overall winner of the 108th annual Alaska Air Bay to Breakers with a time of 35:01, organizers announced via the Twitter account for the race.
The Bay to Breakers winner spoke with KTVU reporter Sara Zendehnam after crossing the finish line, saying “the course is tough, there’s a big hill, downhills.”
The female division winner was Carlone Rotich, with a time of 39:28.
Tens of thousands braved the wet weather to participate in the annual event.
Race officials said it’s the first time in 14 years it rained hard on race day, but that didn’t stop runners from putting their unique costumes on display.
Victoria Macias and her friends dressed up as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Badar Ginsburg.
They put a lot of thought into their costumes, “We’ve been planning this since October. We wanted to dress up as a strong female figure,” said Macias.
While runner Eugene Asuncion’s decision was last minute, “Went to Party City had some left over Halloween things on clearance and I said, ‘How about some avocados?’”
From the start line where tortillas were thrown in the air to the finish line, the energy and excitement was felt all throughout the city.
“It was epic. We had so much fun,” said runner Shamra and Andrew Martin.
The morning 12K race started near the Embarcadero and finished at the Great Highway.