Rosie Ruiz, Ruis, Bill Rogers Rogers discussed on Parcast Presents
She could admit her own shortcomings and quit but she thought about the consequences. She might face what would happen if her boss who paid for her to run in the Boston. Marathon found out that she hadn't even made it half way. The other option was to cheat. Sheet already gotten away with New York and she believes she could easily get away with it again so she made her decision. She turned an abruptly. Jog off the race route. Just like she had in New York for we took a short cut after exiting. The race release found a quiet place to wait for an hour staying as far away from views. She could when enough time has passed to make her finishing time believable. She made her way to the nearest train station and took the hour long train. Ride to Kenmore Square and Boston. Ruiz was more careful than she'd been in New York. She kept to herself and didn't strike up a conversation with anyone as she boarded the Green Line train. The train was crowded and Ruiz's hard pounded as it crawled toward Boston. Desperately hoping that no one would make eye contact and ask her about the marathon number on her shirt. No one did ruis made it to Boston without being noticed when Rees reached her destination she left the train headed for the finish line slipping through the busy crowd or we started running as she approached the race just over two hours after the race began rosie. Ruiz emerged from the crowd of cheering spectators and seamlessly merged with the marathon runners. She glanced behind her then to her left and right none of the spectators nor any of the other runners seemed to recognize that anything was amiss however elise had rejoined the race far ahead of any other female runners. It's possible that she simply missed judged jump into the marathon however it's also possible that like she told her mother she felt as though she needed to win and tried her best to do exactly that after jumping onto the course ruis reportedly ran the last mile of the race. She built up enough sweat to look convincing enough to most spectators and the enthusiastic crowd cheered her on as she stumbled past the finish line. Exactly two hours thirty one minutes and fifty six seconds after the race began rosie. Ries had fought her way through car. Crashes Brain surgeries and numerous personal problems to win the most prestigious running event in the world. It was no longer Rosie Ruis Administrative Assistant. She was now. We re we's Boston marathon champion. After crossing the finish line released put on a good show and played the part of a marathon runner exhausted looking. She nearly collapsed into the arms of two police officers. Photographers and TV. Cameramen focused their lenses. On the victorious. Ruis as she limped with the officers help away from the finish line. Other runners congratulated breweries. She passed which she acknowledged with a smile. Ruis made it to the victory stand where race officials congratulated her placed a laurel wreath on her head suddenly energetic ruis wave to the crowd and beamed taking in all of the attention. She had gotten away with her lie. Rosie Ruiz had become in the blink of an eye a famed marathon champion. Three minutes after Rosie Ruiz finished Jacqueline Guru across the finish line and was met with a polite cheer from the crowd. Caro- immediately noticed that the cheers weren't as loud as she expected. She looked up to the winter. Stand and saw Rosie release with a wreath and a metal and was confused. She had senior we's at any point in the entire race. Garo finished with a time of two hours. Thirty four minutes. Twenty eight seconds a new personal best but there was no fanfare or Laurel wreath for her. No Prize for second place. Ruis had beaten the women's record by nearly three minutes on the Victory Stage Rosie. Ruiz took her place alongside men's winner. Bill Rogers Rogers took one look at release and furrowed his brow. He expected to be standing alongside. Jacqueline Guerrero the first words Rogers said to Ruiz were simply. Who Are you? As Ruis innocently introduced herself Rogers took a closer look at her and quickly realized that something was fishy or we was wearing a thick shirt with sleeves. Despite the fact that all elite long distance runners preferred thin sleeveless shirts even stranger. There were no sweat stains on her uniform. She didn't seem nearly as exhausted as Rogers knew she would be after finishing a marathon on top of all that we simply didn't physically look like she was in shape to be a marathon runner however it was too late to stop the celebrations Massachusetts Governor. Edward King shook ruis and Rogers hands as he awarded them their medals and congratulated them on their victories as the two winners stood together on the podium. Rogers made small talk with Ruis. He asked her what her splits were and was met with a blank stare or we didn't know that splits were. Jerez time divided into smaller parts. That confirmed it for Rogers. She definitely hadn't run the race. Rogers the race organizers and members of the press. We're beginning to realize what had happened but ruis for the moment was victorious. She was on top of the world down in the crowd. Bill Rodgers brother. Charlie watched and begin to feel physically. Ill He also realized Ruiz's didn't look like a marathon runner and that there must have been a mistake as the medal ceremony concluded. Charlie set off to find a race official to tell them off his suspicions within five minutes of ruas victory. The organizers of the marathon knew something had gone terribly wrong when we come back Rosie. Ruiz faces serious questions about her shocking marathon. Victory now back to the story on April Twenty First Nineteen Eighty Twenty six year old administrative assistant rosie. Ruiz came out of nowhere to win the Boston Marathon. It was a great story an amateur runner with only one other race to her name. Who beat the odds to win the marathon? It seemed too good to be true because it was rosie. Ruiz hadn't run the marathon at all. She had cheated. Suspicions started to mount immediately after we cross the Finish Line. It started with a male winner. Bill Rodgers. Who could sense that we hadn't run twenty six miles a few minutes? After Ruis was given her medal. She was pulled into a television interview with Catherine Switzer who had run the marathon in nineteen sixty seven by registering as a man. Switzer introduced release to the as the winner of the marathon in possibly a new American women's running record holder. First Switzer asked Ruis. How many marathons she'd run before. Ruis responded that this was her second after the New York marathon only a few months before with a time of two hours and fifty. Six minutes. Switzer asked what is attributed her twenty minute improvement to between pauses to sneeze and cough. We simply said she didn't know like bill. Rogers Switzer began to feel doubt so. She tried to dig deeper. She asked if she'd been training with a lot of heavy intervals. Workouts designed to increase speed res laughing replied that she didn't even know what intervals were. Switzer's unease was evident in her expression when she ended the interview noting that rees was a mystery woman who seemingly evaded all of the marathons checkpoints on her way to victory by the time. The two winners were brought in front of a group of reporters for a news conference. The confusion over releases out of nowhere. Victory had turned into suspicion. Reporters followed Switzer's lead and peppered Ruis with questions Ruiz's answer is left the reporters more skeptical than they'd been before she said she'd only been running long distances for a year and a half didn't have a coach or advisor and didn't know what time splits were to explain why she didn't seem tired after running an entire marathon. Ruiz said she'd gotten up with a lot of energy that morning. When asked how it was possible that no other female runner had spotted her during the race. She offered three explanations I. She had paid herself off of the men seconds. She was so new to the sport that no one knew who she was and finally her short hair must've made the other runners assumes he was male. The reporters were now certain that something was wrong with Rosie Res Inter victory by the time the final marathon runner crossed the finish line. Just over an hour. After Ruiz's finish rumors and speculation were spreading rapidly. Adding fuel to the fire were comments from Jacqueline Gero and Patty Lions stating that. Neither of them saw any woman pass them during the race. After the press conference Bill Rodgers went right to the Boston Marathon. Race director will clooney and told him that there was no way. Ruis had run the race. Clooney knew he had to handle the situation carefully he was concerned about the effect of cheating. Scandal might have on the reputation of the Boston Marathon. A few hours after the race cloney met with Rosie Ruiz at her hotel so she could tell her side of the story where we brought along her friends. Steve Merrick the president of a running club. She joined the week before the marathon. Who claimed he could vouch for? Release Ruis defiantly maintained that she ran the whole race and won it fair and square merrick backed up Ruiz's story as much as he could specifically noting that he saw her at the starting line in Hopkinton however neither Merrick. Not anyone else saw release at any other point in the race. Clooney left the hotel that night unsure of the truth. Ruiz was convincing. But so as Rogers. Only one thing was clear the Boston. Marathon was now embroiled in a major controversy and it was up to Clooney and the Boston Athletic Association to find out what really happened while. Clooney began investigating the marathon winners. Victory Lap continued normally early the next morning on April Twenty Second Nineteen Eighty Rosie. Ruiz and Bill Rodgers were brought to the set of local. Tv show called good day live to be interviewed about their wins. Rogers.