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Participant Information: Athletes with Disabilities

Wheelchair Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association has a proud tradition of extending the challenge of road racing to people with disabilities. In keeping with this tradition, we welcome the participation of disabled athletes in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. A push rim wheelchair competition will begin immediately prior to the runners’ start. Visually and other mobility impaired athletes will be included in the runners’ field. Slower participants will be directed off the roadways and onto walkways by local police as the course reopens to vehicular traffic.

B.A.A. Moment 3

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.