Winchester’s Bobbi Gibb to celebrate 50th anniversary with Boston Marathon

By Gordon Vincent, Middlesex East

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Winchester native Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb’s history-making marathon run as the first woman to run the entire Boston Marathon.

Gibb, who is training to run the 2016 Boston Marathon after a hiatus of several years, will dedicate her anniversary to those who no longer can run by raising funds for The Angel Fund for ALS Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester.