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Some, as usual, were naked.
Others decided it was a good idea to run the annual Bay to Breakers 12-kilometer race Sunday as a unicorn, gorilla, dinosaur, superhero or whatever else suited their only-in-San-Francisco fancy. And there were the outliers dressed as runners.
Annie Ma, Michael Cabanatuan and Jill Tucker of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported that for the 107th time, a crowd gathered at the Embarcadero and then took off running west, up and over a few hills and through Golden Gate Park before hitting the finish line at the Pacific Ocean.
The very first Bay to Breakers in 1912 included 181 runners at the starting line and 121 who made it to the finish. William Howard Taft was president, and it appears no one ran naked that day. But times have changed.
An estimated 40,000 or so folks ran the route this year, many in costumes, including one who decided to run the race as a naked Harry Potter, with a fully clothed Dumbledore by his side.