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First Woman to Win the Boston Marathon

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

Trivia Question Answer



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.