How did an unassuming office assistant from New York fool her way to the winners' circle of the 1980 Boston Marathon? The first major cheating scandal in long-distance running had nothing to do with drugs or endorsement deals, but with the shameless moxie of a woman whose journey into cheating infamy was probably more accidental than intentional.
Amdur, Neil. "Who is Rosie Ruiz?" The New York Times, April 21, 1980.
Burt, Bill. "Rosie's Run." Eagle Tribune, April 16, 2000.
Maloney, Paula. "Where are they now? Rosie Ruiz and the man who uncovered her ruse." Boston.com, March 30, 2013.
This episode is part of our Running in History Series.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)