He still had a very impressive time, though.
"Every time I was thinking of quitting I would get so many 'You can do it!' tweets, I had to keep going."
Fewer than five percent of firefighters in the U.S. are women. Even fewer than that are elite long distance runners.
Peter Thompson is about to tackle a marathon in every country in Europe over 44 consecutive days. We spoke to him about what inspired this challenge, as well as his plans to run laps of Vatican City.
We didn't exactly, but we made sure to talk to them about it afterwards.
Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb had to sneak onto the Boston Marathon course in 1966, becoming the first woman to run the historic race. "But how can we prove that we can do something if we are not allowed to do it?" she says today.