Yesterday was a big day for race fans of both the four-wheeled variety and the two-legged variety. First, the Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose finished up a wild weekend with Sebastien Bourdais winning in the Champ Car race and Katherine Legge winning the Toyota Atlantic race -- from blogs to formula one racing, it was a big weekend for the XX-chromosome set in the South Bay! PJ over at the Shark's Page (who's been doing a fantastic job covering everything but the Sharks during their lost season) has some great photos and links, including the one of our favorite salad dressing pitchman Paul Newman above. Mad props to the folks who designed the course -- it included a speed-bump in the form of a stretch crossing the Santa Clara VTA tracks!
For those of you who prefer sports of endurance over sports of skill, then you're probably more interested in the nearly 15,000 masochists who ran the 26.2 miles of the San Francisco Marathon yesterday -- and for the first time, the course crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. Tony Torres of Cedar Glen won the race with a time of 2:31, but Petaluma's Sarah Hallas was only 25 minutes behind him, winning the women's division at 2:56. John Mcardle, the lone wheelchair racer, finished in only 2:40. Man, just thinking of those guys running on Potrero Hill makes SFist feel out of shape.Photo by Jon Swenson.