The San Francisco “Ultra” completed in San Francisco consisting of the Nohtaram Ocsicnarf Nas (the San Francisco marathon in reverse) followed by the regular old marathon for a total of 52.4 miles. About the air quotes, this isn’t so much an ultra as two distinct marathons with common start times for each race. So that would make this big long things number 165 and 166. Lots of up and down hills, though not as much as you might think. The public support improved over 2016, but the first night loop seemed a little slapdash to me. As much as folks managing it seemed to care, a lot of details could be improved. Fun fact: San Francisco barely felt the Great Depression. Not a single San Francisco based bank failed during the depression, and major projects like the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges were completed.