Thursday, September 13, 2007
Who is Rosie Ruiz?
Rosie Ruiz "won" the 1980 Boston marathon with a record time of 2:31:56! Rather cleverly she figured out that the marathon would be much easier to win with the help of public transportation. Alas, it turns out that using mechanized help is, well, against the rules and she was stripped of her victory. Why name the team after her? Well "running" 200 miles by splitting it among 12 people who actually mostly ride the course in a car seems like a fitting tribute to this rather clever woman! You can get additional details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_Ruiz.