In the article linked below, I profiled a case of a male runner wearing a female’s bib to earn a Boston qualifying time. It did appear that the female used that time to register for Boston. If you did not read the original article, see the below link.
I emailed the VIA marathon with this information, and they stated that it was a misspelling of the runner’s last name along with a “gender misclassification”.
I sent a note back stating how I found it unlikely that it was unintentional for a variety of reasons including that the runner apparently used that time to register for Boston. I did not really expect to get a response beyond that. Regardless I knew that the results adjustment would result in a removal of the runner from Boston.
I was pleasantly surprised to receive this email showing that they did dig deeper, and interviewed the runner to get more information and took the appropriate action and issued the disqualification.
Please continue to send any tips to firstname.lastname@example.org