Monday, June 30, 2008

Who is Rosie Ruiz?

I forget, not everybody involved in the sport of running and marathoning today knows the Rosie Ruiz story.

Back in 1980, Ruiz crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2 hr 31 min 56 seconds. Before the days of microchip timing, it took some time for race officials to suspect a fake.

Timesonline ranks the Ruiz incident 23rd on a list of top 50 sports scandals of all time.

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