The Tale Of San Francisco’s Mysterious “Bikini Jogger”

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 18, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:16 PM UTC
San Francisco's "Bikini Jogger" is drawn to hills, apparently. Photo: Bernalwood

The scantily-clad runner is the source of much speculation.

San Francisco's "Bikini Jogger" is drawn to hills, apparently. Photo: Bernalwood

Nearly every part of the globe shares a similar story of a mysterious being walking in the wild. Take for instance the Yeti of the Himalayas or Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest.

As it turns out, the running world has its own Bigfoot: They call her the “Bikini Jogger”.

She has been seen hamming up and down the steep grades of Bernal Heights, San Francisco.

Witnesses say she is dressed looking like Wonder Woman–even on cold, cloudy days. And some have reported that she takes on more than just running. She’s also been seen skipping rope and occasionally doing her workouts in flip flops. A reporter for the Web site Bernalwood tried to interview her as she was doing burpees, but was unable to since the bikini jogger wears earbuds that are blaring music.

Apparently, the bikini jogger is drawn to hills and is super fit. “[She] eat[s] the steep grades of Elsie and Stoneman for breakfast,” writes reporter Bronwyn Ximm.

“Who is this beach-ready iron woman?” asks Ximm. “Perspiring and perplexed minds want to know!”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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