Bobbi Gibb

There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest.
This year the Boston Marathon held special meaning for me. As a senior, it's my last chance to cheer in the famous "Scream Tunnel." But this year is also the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb's historic run as the first woman runner, among hundreds of men, in the 1966 Boston Marathon.
A marathon proves that the world is your oyster; that your dreams are limitless; that you can do anything you put your mind to; that mind always conquers matter. This is especially the case for female runners Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer.