May2017

  • Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Timing Issue Explained

    Before I even had the opportunity to start reviewing The Cleveland Marathon results, I received an email regarding the third place female finisher. My initial reaction was that there was a timing issue. No, it was not possible that she ran a 4:08 per minute mile between the 1/2 and...
  • ‘Most Inspiring Trainer’ Finalist Ran with Another Runner’s Bib in 2017, Exaggerated Proximity to Bombings in 2013

    Katie Dolaher claims 2017 as her 7th consecutive Boston Marathon. She is not in the official results. She did not qualify or raise money. She ran with another’s bib.   The original owner signed up as a charity runner. Katie ran with her bib. Normally, I would not write...
  • NYRR Attempts To Take Stand Against Bib Selling and Bandits as Runners Openly Buy and Sell Bibs

      Bibs were readily available on the secondary market for The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon. There were plenty of options for those looking to buy entries. Here are just a few examples. This runner proudly posted that he completed the race, and took a medal without registering. It is...
  • MARATHON INVESTIGATION – WEEKLY WRAP UP 5/19/17

    Welcome to this week’s Weekly wrap up. I will typically summarize the past week’s articles and provide any other updates/news as appropriate.   Racepass I’ve probably driven my coverage of Racepass into the ground. My intent was to get all of the issues and concerns out into the open....
  • Runners Disqualified From 2017 Boston Marathon

    Some Runners that were profiled following the 2017 Boston marathon have been disqualified. I will be pulling updated results to identify any more that may have been missed. For some time the B.A.A. had a link for runners to report cheating. I am certain that some reports went directly...
  • Road Runner’s Club of America Issues Statement Regarding Racepass

    From RRCA.org The Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations dedicated to growing the sport of running since 1958.  RRCA membership ​includes running clubs, training programs, running events, runners, walkers, coaches, sponsors, and supporters. The Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA) has...
  • Serial Bib Thief Identified at Disney?

    Last Weekend was The Disneyland Tinker Bell 10k and 1/2 Marathon Weekend. Not normally something I would take interest in. But this post was shared and drew quite a bit of attention.   What was especially interesting about this is that someone was actually able to pick up someone’s...
  • Racepass Responds To Criticism

    Prior to posting my article on Racepass on Friday, I had reached out to them with some questions.  They responded with a link to a blog post. They also posted this link on my thread on Facebook. Racepass is attempting to centralize the race registration process. The biggest issue is...
  • Maine Coast Marathon Runners Sent Down a Dead End Road

    Due to an error that led runners down  a dead end street, about half of The Maine Coast Marathon’s  participantswere sent down a dead end road. The mis-routing resulted in an extra 1/2 mile being added to the course. In contrast to the issues at The Woodlands and Treasure...
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