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Boston Marathon fraudster Rosie Ruiz Runs Amok in South Florida

Rosie Ruiz, Katherine White, Edward J. King
FILE – In this April 21, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz waves to the crowd after after being announced as winner of the women’s division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/File)

As a marathon runner herself, Karen explores the bizarre story of Cuban-American fraudster Rosie Ruiz who was the Boston Marathon’s women’s division winner in 1980, until she wasn’t. After she ran amok at the Boston, she moved to South Florida where she was arrested on drug-trafficking charges. Eventually she died in Lake Worth Beach in 2019 at the age of 66.
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Episode 103: Rosie Ruiz Runs Amok