25 great hoaxes, cheats and frauds in sport

Updated: April 17, 2005, 10:03 PM ET
By Aaron Kuriloff | Special to ESPN.com

Rosie Ruiz may be one of the most famous cheaters in sports, but she's certainly not the only one.

She's not even the most clever.

Since organized sports began, athletes have resorted to drastic and extralegal methods to achieve notoriety -- from taking drugs to taking out the competition. Some do it for a quick laugh, others for a quick buck. But whatever their motives or methods, they tend to get caught.

Here, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Ruiz's half-mile Boston Marathon, is ...

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