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Marathon Women

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Rachel Gotbaum reports that 30 years ago today, women were first allowed to run in the Boston Marathon. Before that, female athletes had to sneak into the nation's oldest marathon if they wanted to compete, and they faced serious consequences when they inevitably got caught.