The official Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner, compliments of the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), is the place to dine and mingle with fellow runners from around the world on the night before the race.
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.