"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.
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
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)