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Results & Commentary: 1991 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1991

October 27, 1991 - The second Mayor’s Cup races took place following the official dedication of the Franklin Park course.

This year’s race served as a preview to the U.S. National Championships, and Andrew Ball, of Nike Running Room, claimed victory in the men’s 5.9-kilometer race with a time of 17:49. Local favorite and former Northeastern University standout Brad Schlapak was runner-up in 18:01.

Nike Boston’s Gwyn Coogan easily won the women’s title (5.9 kilometers) in 20:23, one minute, 34 seconds ahead of second place finisher Margaret Beardslee. Nike Boston Track Club sponsored the race.

B.A.A. Moment 8

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.