WOMEN

50 Years Ago, This Woman Defied The Rules And Ran the Boston Marathon

On April 19, 1966, a 23-year-old woman in a blue hoodie hid in forsythia bushes near the start of the Boston Marathon. After the gun fired and half the pack passed, she jumped into the race wearing a swimsuit, her brother's Bermuda shorts, and boy's shoes.

Entering a race without paying is a giant no-no in the running world, but Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb ran as a bandit in protest of the Boston Athletic Association's ban on women participants.

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