The top-seeded women await the starting gun.
The elite women take off six minutes ahead of the top-seeded men.
When there are nearly 17,000 runners taking off...
... it takes about 15 minutes for everyone to cross the starting line.
Yes, 16,799 people registered to run the 34th Gate River Run.
Getting a good view of the start of 34th Gate River Run.
Pounding the pavement.
The crowd doesn't thin out until the runners are out of downtown.
One of dozens of water teams along the nearly 9 mile course.
Jen Rhimes, 36, of Mammoth, Calif., crosses the finish line at 48:30 to win the woman's title.
Sam Kouvaris and Todd Williams interview 2011 men's winner Mo Trafeh.
For most of nearly the 17,000 runners that take part, the River Run is their biggest and best race of the year.
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