After I finished the Bay to Breakers 12-kilometer run last year, I felt qualified to be a Navy SEAL. Granted, I was soundly beaten by a number of children under 10 years old, and passed by a man walking backwards on stilts, but it was the longest distance I had ever run at once. Read More
Runners new to the racing scene generally select minimally challenging venues their first time out.But not Kimmy Fung, who is set to run the Giant Race half-marathon on Saturday.
“I wanted to challenge myself,” said the San Francisco native, explaining why she opted to register for the 13.1-miler rather than either the 5K or 10K distances.
“I don’t know. I just want to push my body.” Read More
The trial of a South City auto body worker accused of hunting down and sexually assaulting four joggers is set to begin Monday, prosecutors said.Raul Gutierrez Contreras, 33, is charged with multiple counts in connection to four separate attacks on female joggers in South City in 2006 and 2007. In one attack, Contreras allegedly crawled under the stall of a bathroom in Orange Park in an attempt to rape a jogger, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
One of the leading contenders to win today’s Emerald Across the Bay 12K is hometown favorite Crosby Freeman.
The resident of San Francisco’s Nob Hill was third in last year’s annual Sausalito to San Francisco race, finishing behind his Asics Aggie Running Club teammates Phillip Reid and Sergio Reyes. Reid won the race with a time of 35:57, beating Reyes, the 2007 and 2008 Emerald champion, by a slim three-second margin. Freeman followed, posting a time of 36:26. Read More
The San Francisco resident who ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days is set to embark today on another seemingly impossible adventure: He will ride an outdoor elliptical bicycle from Chestnut Street in The City to Los Angeles, then run through L.A. for 24 hours straight to promote the new Los Angeles Marathon. Karnazes will cap the trip by completing the marathon. Read More
Jim Gallagher may have no children of his own, but the native San Franciscan light-heartedly points out that he was instrumental in raising 14 siblings. He continues to devote much of himself to the welfare of The City’s kids. Read More
“I will never forget a conversation I had with a patient who was suffering from a chronic illness when I was an intern [at UCSF in 1993],” Lisa Griffin said.
The patient described his fitness goals to her: “Walk a half-block in week one, walk a full block in week two, walk around the block in week three.” Read More