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A Boston Marathon Fairytale

A Cuban immigrant entered her first ever marathon in New York City 1979. Six months later, she stormed the field at The Boston Marathon. She was an unknown. A novice. An enigma. But after the celebrations, TV interviews and fanfare in the days following the marathon, her story began to unravel.


This is the story of Rosie Ruiz: 1980 Boston Marathon.