21 Sports Stories That Live On In Infamy

3. Rozie Ruiz: Shortcut Marathoner

Rosie Ruiz Finishes Boston Marathon

One of the more amusing sports scandals, Rozie Ruiz won the 1980 Boston Marathon by taking a shortcut. It’s perfectly understandable of course, I mean- those things are like 26 miles long! People’s suspicions were aroused when she finished the race with nothing near signs of the kind of fatigue you’d expect. When questioned on it, she said she just woke up with a lot of energy that day.

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