Gibb is not only the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, she is the race’s first female to have a sculpture created in her honor, adding to the town’s iconic figures captured in bronze. Women running in public was improper; she believed she would be arrested after finishing that first Boston. When Gibb told her she was going to “set women free,” her mother’s lips began to quiver. Gibb likened the Marathon to a family reunion, comparable to the “love-ins” of the ‘70s. “If we can do it in Boston,” she told the crowd, “we can do it in the world.”Follow Tim Dumas on Twitter: @TimDumas.
Source: MetroXpress October 07, 2021 09:33 UTC