Aug 12, 2022
Bobbi Gibb is truly a Renaissance person. She is relentlessly curious. She is well versed in physics and law. And she is a stunning artist.
In 1966, Bobbi became the first woman to to run the Boston Marathon. She had to sneak into the race (women weren't allowed) and she ran in her brother's bermuda shorts and a hoodie to disguise her sex.
Women of the era were destined to marry and have children to econmically and socially survive. They weren't allowed in the Harvard Library. They weren't allowed in the Boston Marathon. The presence of a woman in any profession was a rarity.
But this paradigm was ready for a change. And Bobbi in following her heart and her love of running, would be one of the people to change it.
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