SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Thousands of racers, runners and strolling, costumed scene-makers spread across San Francisco Sunday morning in the 102nd Bay to Breakers footrace.

Elite runners led the pack and crossed the finish line at Ocean Beach long before many of the estimated 30,000 participants managed to get over the starting line on Howard Street.

Ethiopian Tolossa Gedefa Fufi was the top male runner, completing the 7.46-mile course through San Francisco in 35 minutes and 1 second, race spokeswoman DeeDee Taft said.

The second fastest in the men’s competition was American Ryan Hall, with a course time of 35 minutes and 40 seconds.

One the women’s side, Burundi athlete Diane Nukuri-Johnson finished first, running the course in 40 minutes and 12 seconds, according to preliminary results.

Adrienne Herzog of the Netherlands came in second with a time of 40 minutes and 42 seconds.

2013 Bay to Breakers Elite Finishers:

1. Tolossa Gedefa Fufi 35:01
2. Ryan Hall 35:40
3. Tesfaye Sendeku Alemayehu 36:04

1. Diane Nukuri-Johnson 40:12
2. Adrienne Herzog 40:42
3. Chelsea Reilly 40:56

Men: Asics Aggies 40:03
Women: Asics Aggies 48:17

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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