How it all started, Bobbi Gibb
Taylor Blackshire 2b
All about Bobbi Gibb, and how it all started.
And in 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
1960s women weren't allowed to run in marathon.
When she ran the Boston Marathon for the first time, women were not allowed to compete in the race because it was quite literally believed that they would expire from overexertion.
By joining the race that day, Bobbi Gibb defied just about every social precept concerning acceptable behavior for women. But to her, it was the natural culmination of a life-long impulse to run.
Spiritual Skills she had.
“[Running] was sort of a spiritual thing, and I could get away from society and its rigid ideals,” she said. “It had nothing to do with sports.
Women not allowed.
Why this is important to no.
At that time, in 1964, the Vietnam War was raging, President Kennedy had just been assassinated, and the civil rights movement was taking shape. There was no women’s movement yet, and most women expected to be married, but not to work.
I have always had a vision of a world where men and women can share all of life together in mutual respect, love and admiration; a world where we find health through exercise and through the appreciation of the spirit and beauty of the world and of each other; a world based on love and individual integrity, where we all have a chance to do what we most passionately love, to help others, and to become all we can become.