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.

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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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

Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb-age 71 WHAT KEEPS US RUNNING…  Defiance THE WOMAN WHO CRASHED THE 1966 BOSTON MARATHON HADN’T HEARD THAT FEMALES WERE INCAPABLE OF GOING THE DISTANCE

Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb-age 71 WHAT KEEPS US RUNNING… Defiance THE WOMAN WHO CRASHED THE 1966 BOSTON MARATHON HADN’T HEARD THAT FEMALES WERE INCAPABLE OF GOING THE DISTANCE

Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run a marathon, though unofficially since long distance running was prohibited for women

Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run a marathon, though unofficially since long distance running was prohibited for women

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

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  She snuck into the race from the sidelines, concealing her gender with an over-sized sweatshirt. Here’s what happened when she took the sweatshirt off

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 She snuck into the race from the sidelines, concealing her gender with an over-sized sweatshirt. Here’s what happened when she took the sweatshirt off

“It didn’t even occur to me that women were not allowed to enter,” says Bobbi Gibb. Photo: Kathleen Dooher

“It didn’t even occur to me that women were not allowed to enter,” says Bobbi Gibb. Photo: Kathleen Dooher

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