LYNN JENNINGS / by Molly Schiot

At the age of 17, Lynn Jennings ran on the boys’ track team at Bromfield High in Massachusetts, and in 1978, she ran her first Boston Marathon as an unofficial entrant. She ran 2:46, which would have placed her third and established a record for her age. Years later, in 1999, after already more than excelling at track racing, cross-country and road running, Jennings ran the Boston Marathon again, finishing 12th.

At the age of 17, Lynn Jennings ran on the boys’ track team at Bromfield High in Massachusetts, and in 1978, she ran her first Boston Marathon as an unofficial entrant. She ran 2:46, which would have placed her third and established a record for her age. Years later, in 1999, after already more than excelling at track racing, cross-country and road running, Jennings ran the Boston Marathon again, finishing 12th.