"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.
Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb, the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon (in 1966 as an unauthorised entrant and without a number, because women were not allowed into the race). She clearly disproved the belief that women were not physiologically capable of running marathon distances