CBS Boston: A Boston Marathon First: Bobbi Gibb On Her History-Making Run

What was the world like in 1966? The Beatles were on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Celtics were NBA Champions and women were prohibited from running the Boston Marathon. Boston-native Bobbi Gibb says she was training at distances up to 40-miles at that time, but a letter responding to her entry application informed her, “Women are not physiologically able to run marathon distances." "Part of what I wanted to do is show that men and women can do things together."