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Ruiz's fraud inspired many security changes

Updated: April 17, 2005, 10:34 PM ET
By Aaron Kuriloff | Special to ESPN.com

Rosie Ruiz wouldn't recognize the Boston Marathon.

Gone is the narrow spot on the course near Kenmore Square where, in 1980, witnesses watched Ruiz, then a 23-year-old New Yorker, jump from the crowd to take a spot in front of the leading pack of the world's most prestigious race. Gone is the clipboard-and-stopwatch timing system that allowed her to sprint the final half mile of the course and claim to have run its entire length in near-record time. Gone is the obscurity that once ...

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