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ROO #215: Bobbi Gibb on Being the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon and Running as a Spiritual Practice

 

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“I saw the Boston Marathon and I just fell in love with it. I thought, wow, here are people who feel the same way that I feel about being a human animal on the earth. This incredible dignity, strength, and endurance it takes to be human, to live a life.”

In this episode, Bobbi Gibb, runner, artist, author, attorney, and scientific researcher for neurodegenerative diseases, discusses being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and running as a spiritual practice. Bobbi covers the following topics:

  • The connection between creativity, spirituality, and running in her life
  • Bobbi’s lifelong passion for gender equality
  • A recount of experience as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966
  • Bobbi’s reflections on celebrating the 50th anniversary of her first run at The 2016 Boston Marathon
  • Life lessons learned from her work as an attorney and scientific researcher for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Bobbi’s mission to create the first-ever sculpture of a female runner on the Boston Marathon course

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