Thursday, February 15, 2007

Most Influential People & Events - #7 of 7

Back In November '06, Runner's World had an article on the forty most influential people and moments in running over the past forty years. Over the next few posts you'll learn which seven people/moments that made the list are directly connected to the Boston Marathon. And now the last moment, but certainly not least...#7!


First Boston Marathon to Welcome Women

Women ran Boston before - Switizer, Gibb - but in 1972 Boston finally bowed to aggressive lobbying and allowed women to officially enter the race. Nina Kuscsik was the first official champ (3:10:26).