Elite Mens Start of the Boston Marathon.
Live coverage of the 117th Boston Marathon will be shown locally on WBZ-TV (Channel 4), and nationally on Universal Sports and online at UniversalSports.com.
1966 - Bobbi Gibb
Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.