MP3 of the Day
On this day in 1980 Rosie Ruiz, age 26, finished first in the women’s division of the Boston Marathon. She was awarded a medal, a laurel wreath and a silver bowl. Ruiz was unknown in the running world and her victory raised suspicions because her time was then the third-fastest marathon time in history for a woman. After studying race photographs, Ruiz didn’t appear in any of them until the very end. Eight days later she was stripped of her victory after race officials learned she had jumped into the race about a mile before the finish line. It’s believed that she intended to jump into the middle of the pack of runners but miscalculated when she joined the marathon one mile from the end, not realizing she was ahead of the other 448 female competitors. Ruiz never explained why she cheated. Today we have the song Girl On The Run by Honey Bane.
Also, former Who’s The Boss star, Tony Danza and former Tullycraft guitarist, Harold Hollingsworth are both celebrating a birthdays today. Happy Birthday Tony & Harold!
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