One of Bay to Breakers major sponsors, ING, is bowing out of the city's annual pomp and pee marathon. The Chon's Matier and Ross report, "[a]fter five years of booze, bareback runners [ed. note: tee hee] and increasingly bad press, insurance giant ING is bowing out as sponsor of San Francisco's annual Bay to Breakers race."
M&R go on to speculate that ING has had it up to here with "all the bad publicity that the race has generated in recent years" -- i.e., partiers and joggers urinating, pooping and "generally behaving rudely."
ING spokesman Joseph Loparco, however, in a written statement, claims that the company reached its goals already, hoping B2B "many more years of success."