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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." 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 baby.

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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

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

Albam Legend: Bobbi Gibb | Albam

Albam Legend: Bobbi Gibb | Albam

from The Telegraph

Films in cinemas this week: Café Society, Sausage Party, and the best of the rest

Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and scripted by Andrea Gibb, Swallows and Amazons takes some sizeable liberties with the beloved Arthur Ransome children’s book on which it’s based. Fish bleed. Pocket knives cut. Adults smoke. The Lake District plays itself, quietly and ravishingly (with a little help from Yorkshire). The four Walker children – John (Dane Hughes), Susan (Orla Hill), Tatty (Teddie Malleson-Allen) and Roger (Bobby McCulloch)

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. She had no number because women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon. Police ran after her in an attempt to arrest her.

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from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

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

Unofficial participant Bobbi Gibb completes the 1966 Boston Marathon, defying the received wisdom of the day that a woman could not handle running 26 miles.