Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb accepts a gift from Ashland Town Manager Tony Schiavi during the ceremony dedicating six historical plaques at Marathon Park in Ashland, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, as BAA Executive Director Tom Grilik and Bill Rodgers look on. (Photo by Patrick Brosnan)
Sports Illustrated Covered
Bobbi Gibb's 1966 Shocker...
Shortly after Bobbi Gibb shocked the world by finishing the 1966 Boston marathon, beating 2/3rds of the men's field and breaking the race's gender barrier forever, Sports Illustrated caught up with her for a feature story...
She Blazed the Trail, Now You Can Catch Up with Bobbi Gibb...
In 1966 Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb bravely blazed the trail for every woman runner the world over. The MetroWest Daily News profiled the No. 1 women's distance running pioneer prior to her 2012 Ashland appearance. Read story here:
Bobbi Gibb tells her inspirational story in her own words, courtesy of the Women's Sports Foundation:
Besides her prowess on the roads, Bobbi Gibb is also an accomplished sculptor and artist as well as author. See her work here: