1966The first woman to run the Boston Marathon was Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, who later became a resident of Rockport.People and Communities, Women's History, Sports

Gloucester Daily Times. “Girl runner in Rockport!” April 20, 1966.
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When visiting family on Cape Ann, Gibbs was seen training in Rockport and Gloucester. It was noted that even though she ran without an official bib number, she beat half of her male competitors.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Girl runner in Rockport!" April 20, 1966.
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