Geoffrey Kenisi And Diane Johnson Triumph At Bay To Breakers Race Marred By Delay, Injury

After a race delay and reports of an injured runner, Geoffrey Kenisi and Diane Johnson have won the 103rd Bay to Breakers foot race this morning.

Kenisi was the first male and Johnson was the first female to cross the finish line of the 7.4-mile race, officials said.

Bay to Breakers representatives tweeted photos of Kenisi and Johnson (pictured above) raising their arms as they broke through banners at the end of the 7.46-mile race shortly after 9 a.m. today.

The race began at 8:26 AM, after “a safety issue” (per the SFMTA) caused the San Francisco Police Department to hold up the start of the race by about 25 minutes, police said.

Then at 8:45, the San Francisco Fire Department was dispatched to Howard and Fourth streets to assist a male adult runner who may have suffered a fractured ankle during the race, a dispatcher said.

Jeff Burbank of Bay City News contributed significantly to this report

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