Running Trivia Questions

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    Running Trivia

    Trivia about all things running including major marathons, track and field, and Olympic running events.

First Woman to Win the Boston Marathon

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

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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.

Only Massachusetts Governor to Run the Boston Marathon

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Who is the only Massachusetts Governor to run the Boston Marathon at some point in their life?

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Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis ran the Boston Marathon while a senior at Brookline High School in 1951. His finish time – a very respectable 3:31:00.