Out of the more than 40,000 who braved the Sunday morning stampede known as Bay to Breakers, more than a dozen were arrested on suspicion of having just too much damn fun.
According to news reports this morning, police only had to haul 19 people off to jail during the annual footrace, however, they have yet to tell us why. What we can tell you is that as of 11 a.m. on Sunday, police had cited eight people for carrying
open containers and possession of marijuana. We're not sure what the final tally was on citations, as police didn't have updated numbers last night, according to SF Appeal.
Those of you who were cuffed or cited can't say you weren't warned. As we reported on Friday, organizers made a big fuss about the new sobering rules this year, including no dogs, no headphones, no booze, no floats, and no strollers. Also, no peeing and pooping anywhere else but those nasty Porta-Pottys. Sure, some longtime B2B participants have lamented the new rules, claiming they suck the fun out of the nearly 8-mile costumed race. But we're pretty sure San Franciscans don't define "fun" as spending a Sunday evening hosing down your urine from their driveways.
On a more serious note, there are those runners who actually run the event. Mamitu Daska, 28 -- last year's second fastest woman -- was the first to cross the finished line with a time of 39 minutes and 2.4 seconds, race spokeswoman Stephanie Reichin said.
Daska will take home a $37,000 cash prize for her first-place win.
So congrats to Daska, and congrats to all the other folks who proved to San Francisco they are in fact potty-trained.
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