(KRON) – Athletes competing in the 40th annual Escape from Alcatraz completed a 1.5-mile swim in the ocean, an 18-mile bike ride through the Presidio, and an 8-mile run to the Marina.
The race started at 7:30 a.m. with the swim off of Alcatraz Island to the beach next to St. Francis Yacht Club in the Marina District.
Next an 18-mile bicycle ride through Golden Gate Park and back to the Marina District with an 8-mile run to Baker Beach and back to the finish line at Marina Green.
The race route was monitored by San Francisco police.
Making history today was four-time Escape from Alcatraz Island winner Ben Kanute who finished the race in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
It was an impressive and inspiring scene from all the athletes.