Winners announced for 2006
San Francisco Bay to Breakers
Bay City News Service
May 22, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Dressed in running gear, in costume
or not dressed at all, an estimated 62,000 participants traversed
the streets of San Francisco during this year's 95th annual Bay
to Breakers race.
Similar to last year's results, three Kenyan men are at the top
of the list for this year's race.
Gilbert Okari, 27, of Kenya, came in first for the men, running
the 7.46-mile course in 34 minutes and 20 seconds, ING's Bay to
Breakers spokeswoman Cynthia Bowman reported. Okari, who was also
the first man to make it to the top of the Hayes Street Hill,
won last year as well.
Julius Kibet, 24, also of Kenya, came in second, finishing the
race 58 seconds behind Okari. Lewis Nyariki, 20, of Kenya, finished
seven seconds behind Kibet.
As for the women, 31-year-old Tetyana Hladyr of Ukraine finished
the race in 39 minutes and nine seconds.
Dorota Gruca, 35, of Poland, crossed the finish line 30 seconds
behind Hladyr to claim second place. Gruca was the first woman
to make it to the top of the Hayes Street Hill. In third place
was Luminita Talpos, 33, of Romania, who finished the race in
40 minutes and nine seconds.
Oakland resident Bolota Asmerom, 27, was the first Bay Area man
to finish the race. Oakland resident Magda Lewy-Boulet, 32, was
the first Bay Area woman to cross the finish line.
Mayor Gavin Newsom also participated in the race, crossing the
finish line in 59 minutes and four seconds.
There were about 40,000 registered race participants, as well
as 22,000 extra participants, ING reported.
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