Escape From Alcatraz

Candace Zipf and Chad Kimbrell (photo courtesy Chad Kimbrell)

‘Escape From Alcatraz’ Triathlon Couple Get Rude Welcome In SF When Their Bikes Are Stolen

Talk about San Francisco hospitality at its worst.

06/08/2015

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Australian Woman, Oregon Man Win Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon In San Francisco

Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle and Portland, Oregon’s Eric Lagerstrom won Sunday’s 35th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, a spokeswoman for the race said.

06/07/2015

Union Street Festival (credit: Steven Restivo Event Services)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area

Take a culinary romp through the Sonoma Food Tour, enjoy the sites & sounds of Union Street Festival in San Francisco and “Escape from Alcatraz” at the Marina Green. Just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/28/2015

San Francisco Marathon (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

5 Foot Races In The Bay Area To Take On

If your feet are itching to run, you just may be in the best place on earth to satisfy the urge. Whether you want a marathon, fun run, trail, an obstacle course or even a triathlon, they all are here in the Bay Area.

04/02/2015

Alcatraz.  (CBS)

Dutch Scientists Claim To Have Solved Mystery Of 1962 Alcatraz Prisoner Escape

Dutch scientists claim to have solved the mystery of the infamous escape from Alcatraz, and they say the Hollywood version got it all wrong.

12/15/2014

View dated 1930’s of the Alcatraz island and penitentiary, in the San Francisco Bay. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

History of Alcatraz In Movies & Television

It has been 80 years since our infamous little island in the Bay was turned into a Federal Penitentiary…

08/13/2014

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Marks 50 Years Since Escape Of 3 Prisoners

For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.

06/11/2012

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Escape From Alcatraz Triathalon

In 29 years as a federal prison, nobody ever survived an escape from Alcatraz, but every year athletes from across the country prove it possible. To compete in the 32nd annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, athletes must qualify or be chosen in a lottery, thus becoming one of 2,000 athletes participating in this modified international distance triathlon. Its grueling course begins with a 1.5-mile swim from a boat off of Alcatraz, transitions to an 18-mile bike ride and concludes with an 8-mile run that includes a 400-step Equinox sand ladder. Join in on rubbing it in the faces of those would-be escapees, or just watch from the sidelines — this year’s race may be the best ever.

06/02/2012

Within sight of the Bridge and Fort Point, Jimmy Stewart jumps into the bay to fish out Kim Novak in Vertigo, a 1958 Alfred Hitchcock thriller.

Best Movies Set in San Francisco

Fog! Earthquakes! Must have hills in the city of St. Francis. Steep ones, too. Ask Steve McQueen, who starred in the 1968 vehicle, Bullitt.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Saratoga 9-Year-Old Completes Swim From Alcatraz

Sharks and treacherous currents kept most Alcatraz prisoners in place, but a 9-year-old boy has made the swim from the one-time prison island to San Francisco in 41 minutes.

CBS San Francisco–11/15/2010