Roberta Gibb

Roberta Gibb

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"Meet Roberta Gibb. In 1966, Roberta was the first woman ever to run in the Boston Marathon. When Roberta applied for the event she received a letter saying women were not physically able to run marathons and therefore her request was denied. Roberta decided to run anyway, and told her mom, “This is really going to change things for women.” She disguised her appearance with a blue hooded sweatshirt pulled up over her head and her brother’s Bermuda shorts. Instead of being ridiculed, when the men running realized she was a woman, they cheered her on as she became the first woman to ever complete the Boston marathon!"--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2018]
Edition: Simon Spotlight edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781534409729
Call Number: 796.4252 CALKHOVEN
Characteristics: 47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Gibb, Roberta Louise, 1942-
Boston Marathon -- History.
Women runners -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Women runners.
Women -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Dong, Monique - Illustrator
Alternative Title: You should meet : Roberta Gibb


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