Rosie Ruiz

Rosie Ruiz
Personal information
NationalityCuban
CitizenshipUSA
Born(1953-06-21)June 21, 1953
Havana, Cuba
DiedJuly 8, 2019(2019-07-08) (aged 66)
Lake Worth Beach, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
partner(s)Margarita Alvarez
Sport
CountryCuba
SportTrack and field
RankDQ
Event(s)1980 Boston Marathon

Rosie M. Vivas[1] (née Ruiz; June 21, 1953 – July 8, 2019)[2] was a Cuban-American woman who was declared the winner in the female category for the 84th Boston Marathon in 1980, only to have her title stripped eight days after the race when it was discovered that she had not run the entire course. She is believed to have jumped onto the course about a half-mile before the finish.

Early life and education

Ruiz was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to Memphis, Florida with her family in 1962 when she was eight years old.[3] After emigrating to the United States, Ruiz was separated from her mother and lived with aunts, uncles, and cousins in Hollywood, Florida. In 1972, she graduated from South Broward High School and then attended Wayne State College in Nebraska. She graduated with a degree in music in 1977.[1]

Other Languages
العربية: روزي رويز
français: Rosie Ruiz
Bahasa Indonesia: Rosie Ruiz
русский: Руис, Рози