Finally, in 1972, women were allowed into the Boston Marathon. Nina Kuscsik went on to win the women's race in 3:10:26 (pictured). INSPIRATIONAL!!!

Finally, in 1972, women were allowed into the Boston Marathon. Nina Kuscsik went on to win the women's race in 3:10:26 (pictured). INSPIRATIONAL!!!

"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 after the 1966 Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy of Yarrow Kraner

Bobbi Gibb after the 1966 Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy of Yarrow Kraner

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Bobbi Gibb, shown here after the 1966 Boston Marathon, hid in bushes before joining the other runners (photo courtesy of Yarrow Kraner)

Bobbi Gibb, shown here after the 1966 Boston Marathon, hid in bushes before joining the other runners (photo courtesy of Yarrow Kraner)

Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb ran in the Boston Marathon after being rejected because she was a woman.

Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb ran in the Boston Marathon after being rejected because she was a woman.

Part 5. Where the Spirit Leads: Bobbi Gibb First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

Part 5. Where the Spirit Leads: Bobbi Gibb First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

Bobbi GIbb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, done in 1966. Despite her training, she had to fight to the finish.  She finished in 3 hours, 21 minutes, 40 seconds, in 126th place out of 540 entrants.

Bobbi GIbb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, done in 1966. Despite her training, she had to fight to the finish. She finished in 3 hours, 21 minutes, 40 seconds, in 126th place out of 540 entrants.

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