SLIDESHOW: A look back into Bay to Breakers past 

The countdown to the 100th 12K foot race now known as the Zazzle Bay to Breakers has begun. The race is Sunday and in recognition of its 100-year history, The San Francisco Examiner is proud to present a slideshow of the race throughout its years, starting with a picture of the race’s first winner in 1912, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Vlught.

Click on the photo for a full gallery of Bay to Breakers past.

The Bay to Breakers race, initially known as the Cross City Race, was first held Jan. 1, 1912, one of many events planned to showcase and rebuild San Francisco and public moral after the 1906 earthquake. There were 218 registrants, 186 starters, and 121 names on the finisher’s list for the first race. Vlught finished the race with a time of 44:10.

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