SAN FRANCISCO--()--The 101st annual Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K, one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, yesterday made history with Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia winning the overall race with the time of 39:02.4. Course record holder, Sammy Kitwara of Kenya, triumphed in the men’s division and placed second overall with the time of 34:40.5.
“As we kick-off our second century in the Bay Area, we are thrilled that this race continues to attract such a world-class athletic field”
Luck was with Daska for the 2012 race: the 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers winner placed second in 2011 and third in 2010. Kitwara holds the course record from the 2009 race and the world record for the 12K race.
Daska and Kitwara were also the first male and female to cross the summit at Hayes Street Hill.
“As we kick-off our second century in the Bay Area, we are thrilled that this race continues to attract such a world-class athletic field,” said Angela Fang, general manager of Zazzle Bay to Breakers. “Having a finish like this as our race turns the corner to a new century will continue to set the tone for the athletes who come forward attempting to win the crown in future years.”
|Women's Results - Open Field|
|2||Diane Nukuri Johnson||27||Burundi||40:02.3||4|
|4||Michelle Frey||30||Minneapolis, MN||40:54.9||8|
|Men's Results - Open Field|
More results will follow in the coming days.
For more information on Zazzle Bay to Breakers, please visit www.zazzlebaytobreakers.com.
About Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K
Originally known as the Cross City Race, Bay to Breakers was first held on January 1, 1912. In its first year, 186 runners started the race at Embarcadero and Market streets and only 121 runners completed the race. The winner of the first race was Robert Jackson "Bobby" Vlught, who won with a time of 44:10. Since then Bay to Breakers has grown to be one of the largest footraces in the world with more than 50,000 participants and close to 100,000 spectators annually. The race has grown to be a celebration for everyone and exemplifies the City’s irrepressible color and its affection for eclectic traditions.
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Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K 2012 Sponsors
Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K 2012 sponsors to date include title sponsor Zazzle, Adidas, Volkswagen, C20 Coconut Water, SitOnIt Seating, YurBuds, Virgin America, Big 5, LinkedIn, Gilead, Active.com, the Giant Race, the Bridge to Bridge to Bridge Race, and the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. Media partners for this year’s race include: KGO Newstalk 810, KSFO 560 AM, KRON 4, and the San Francisco Examiner. Charity partners for this year’s race include: Cancer Care, MMRF, Daraja, Breathe California, and the Parks Alliance.
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