Sara Mae Berman and Eight Decades of Trailblazing
In the 1960’s, the word 'pioneer' sounded romantic to Sara Mae Berman. Little did she know at the time that pioneering would become part of her legacy. As one of the first women to run long distances, and the second woman to win the Boston Marathon, Berman won in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Her accomplishments paved the way for Berman’s long road for women’s advocacy and inclusion in sports, and for tens of thousands of women who have run the Boston Marathon since. Along with Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, Sara Mae Berman was at the forefront of women’s marathoning. Now 81, she’s holding a high pace of daily activities and in sport.