Runner in Red
A Search for the First Woman to Run a Marathon in America
by Tom Murphy
Pub Date: 04/01/18
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-948338-02-8
BASED ON A REAL LIFE BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND
There has been a long-standing belief that a woman slipped into the 1951 Boston Marathon undetected and ran the race. If that could be proven it would make her the first woman to have run a marathon on American soil. She wore “red,” as claimed by a group of Canadian runners who say they tried to bring the matter to the attention of race Director Jock Semple and other race officials. But to no avail, their story was never corroborated, and so today the “Runner in Red” remains a mystery and an urban legend.