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No One Ran Naked at Rock ‘n' Roll Half-Marathon Race

The big story out of today’s Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in San Francisco is not who won – it’s who had clothes on.

Race organizers say no one ran the race naked this year, despite the long and unofficial tradition of skipping clothes and donning nothing but birthday suits for the trek. 

Instead, runners came out in full force and fully clothed, prepared to take on the 11-plus mile run.

Every year, the hilly course goes along the Great Highway and makes its way down Balboa Street and other San Francisco twists and turns before it finishes at Civic Center Plaza.

Runners from 47 different states and 32 countries participated in the race, according to a news release.

Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica finished first in the men’s category with a time of 1 hour 14 minutes and 14 seconds, while Alisa MacDonald of Canada came in first for the women’s category with a time of 1 hour 22 minutes and 14 seconds.

“This is a much harder course than what I’m used to,” said MacDonald in a news release. “It was tough but it was beautiful. The conditions were absolutely perfect.”

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