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It's hard to call Rosie a cheat ... in comparison

Updated: April 20, 2005, 5:17 PM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

For most of us, the biggest race of all, the Boston Marathon, blurs into a fog of old names and long ago glories. We can give you Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter. Greta Waitz, too, I guess.

But Rosie Ruiz? We'll always love Rosie. Let's face it: She's the greatest thing to ever happen to that famous race in New England on Monday, and maybe, sports cheaters worldwide.

Rosie snuck out of the crowd with less than a mile left in the 1980 Boston Marathon, wearing a bulky shirt, ...

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