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Ailsa Ross

Ailsa Ross

Ailsa Ross is a freelance writer and editor living in the Canadian Rockies. A contributor to BBC History, Outside online, National Geographic Traveler, and more, she’s writing a nonfiction book about the bold women through history who’ve gone on big adventures. From surfer princesses to aquanauts and desert explorers, chart their stories on Instagram and Facebook @womenadventurers.

Bobbi Gibb

The Woman Who Crashed the Boston Marathon

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. Gibb had a bigger mission, however: to overcome prejudice against women in sports.