Gibb – Bobbi

A Run of One’s Own – Bobbi Gibb (April 19, 1966)

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 in 1966, California, F 18 - 34, Gibb - Bobbi

A Run of One’s Own – Bobbi Gibb (April 19, 1966)

I fell in love with the Boston Marathon in 1964. I was running through the woods with the neighborhood dogs when I first saw it. For me, running was a form of communion with nature and a way to rejoin my mind and body. Hardly anyone ran back then. But I just love to run. I didn’t know the marathon was closed to women, and I set about training in nurses’ shoes with no instructions, no coach, and no books. At first, I had no intention of making any kind of statement, I was following my heart for no other reason than I felt moved by some inner force — passion. My boyfriend would...

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