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This is the story of one of the most iconic moments in women's running, the sport of running and the world of sports.

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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, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966. At that time, women weren’t allowed to participate in the marathon and when her application was denied, she snuck in and ran anyway

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from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

Bobbi Gibb at the Boston Marathon Finish Line in 1966. Courtesy of Yarrow Kraner.

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from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

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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

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from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

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

from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

The incredible story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon

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

from Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW

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

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