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Today In Running History: First Woman at the Boston Marathon

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Run Life Women's Running

Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb in 1966 (photo credit: BAA.com)

46 years ago today, Roberta Gibb became the first woman to race in and complete the Boston Marathon. Gibb’s story is one of determination and liberation. See, the Boston Marathon didn’t open officially to women until 1972. So what was Gibb doing when she ran in back in 1966? Blazing a trail. At the time, […]

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