April2016

  • ‘Patriot Runner’ and The Banditing Controversy at Boston

    Since the Boston Marathon, I have been receiving a steady stream of emails. Included in these were emails from runners that found photos of others using forged bibs when they logged into marathofoto.com to review their pictures. I posted an article on Monday regarding bib forgeries that originally included...
  • Cheating at Mont St Michel Confirmed

    As part of the series of posts relating to the 2015 ‘Boston Project’ I highlighted the 2015 Marathon du Mt St Michel. False Boston Qualifying Times at The 2014 Marathon De La Baie Du Mt St Michel Basically, we identified 7 runners that were credited with Boston Qualifying Times...
  • Boston 2016 – Wild Mountain Runners Club – A Single Member Ran Qualifying Times for 3 Different Runners

    A runner contacted me on Thursday regarding the Wild Mountain Runners Club. He was going through some photos and noticed a runner that seemed out of place, he determined he was a runner of Wild Mountain Runners Club and checked for the other runners in Boston and found evidence...
  • 2016 Boston Marathon Review Update

    Thank you for all the tips, keep them coming! Even if I don’t respond to your email, I am taking note of all the tips that I am receiving, and will make sure that those runners are included in the review of the 2016 results. I have been working...
  • No Shortage of Bib Forgeries at Boston ’16

    I have received a number of reports on Boston bib forgeries. I wrote one article on a runner that forged a charity bib of a runner that ran for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team. I have since received additional reports. I have spoken to and messaged a few of...
  • That Time I Received Tips That The BPD Commissioner was a Bandit

    The 2016 runner – caught on video with a 2013 bib – video from baa.org Police Commissioner Evans in 2013 In the deluge of emails I received last week, I received two tips regarding Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. The initial tip said that Commissioner Evans was wearing an...
  • Bib Forger Causes Outrage Amongst Charity Supporters

    Almost as soon as the Boston Marathon was over, I started receiving tips from runners about suspected bib swappers, and runners that saw someone on the course that didn’t seem capable of earning their bib #. Today, I started to receive a handful of messages regarding bib forgeries. The...
  • False Boston Qualifying Times at The 2014 Marathon De La Baie Du Mt St Michel

    As part of the Boston Project that was outlined in Runner’s World, we flagged runners to review that finished in a significantly slower time than their Boston bib # would predict. 4 Runners were initially  flagged that qualified at the 2014 Monte St. Michel Marathon. As a point to...
  • Gia Alvarez Issues an Apology and Takes Responsibility

    I will give credit to Gia Alvarez (RunGiaRun) for owning up to both giving her bib away and registering for Boston 2016 using that runner’s time. There are couple of lessons to be learned here. The first is that Boston takes bib swapping very seriously. They take it especially...
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