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First Woman to Win the Boston Marathon

Sneaker Foot PrintTrivia Question

Who was the first female runner to win the Boston Marathon?

Trivia Question Answer

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Women were not allowed to officially enter the Boston Marathon until 1972. In that year Nina Kuscsik of the United States won with a time of 3:10:26. However, in 1996, the victories of unofficial women runners dating back to 1966 were officially recognized. The first recognized winner in 1966 was Bobbi Gibb of the United States with a time of 3:21:40, the first course record that held until 1970.