Rejecting Women in the Boston Marathon (The Stories of Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer)

In 2019, 13,684 of the Boston Marathon's entrants were women - making up nearly 50% of total participants. But back in the 1960s, women weren’t permitted into the prestigious annual event, rejected solely on the basis of sex. Until two brave women had enough. Join us this week as we tell the stories of pioneer runners Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer - the first women to ever run the Boston Marathon, after 70 years as a men’s-only event.

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