For Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, being allowed to finish the Boston Marathon was of much greater concern than being physically capable of running 26.2 miles.
By Jen A. Miller, espnW.com, Apr 14, 2016
On a warm day in the winter of 1966, Bobbi Gibb was getting in a long run on the beach when she accidentally ran to Mexico. She was recently married to a Navy man, which brought her from her home in Massachusetts to San Diego, and to the Pacific Ocean. Running there was a new, even shocking experience for her.