"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon."  Let's not forget this was only 50 years ago! We've come a long way.

"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon." Let's not forget this was only 50 years ago! We've come a long way.

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Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race

Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race

Bobbi Gibb 1966

Bobbi Gibb 1966

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The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon - Women in the World

The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon - Women in the World

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The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

Bobbi Gibb at the Boston Marathon Finish Line in 1966. Courtesy of Yarrow Kraner.

Bobbi Gibb at the Boston Marathon Finish Line in 1966. Courtesy of Yarrow Kraner.

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966. At that time, women weren’t allowed to participate in the marathon and when her application was denied, she snuck in and ran anyway

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966. At that time, women weren’t allowed to participate in the marathon and when her application was denied, she snuck in and ran anyway

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