19 Runners Disqualified From The 2017 Boston Marathon

So far, 19 runners have been disqualified from The 2017 Boston Marathon. 9 of those runners posted 2018 BQ times at the race.
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As I posted last week, many of the runners that I have written about have been disqualified from Boston. These disqualifications included Alexander Schwarz,  the runner who, according to 3 witnesses hopped the train in order to record a sub 3:00:00 marathon time as well as others that I have written about.

The breakdown of the disqualifications is as follows:

11 Runners With Missed Splits

4 Runners Involved in Bib Copying (Original Bib owners profiled in Reebok/Charity articles)

4 Runners Ran with Another Runner’s original bib


8 of these runners had posted Boston Qualifying times.

Below are a few examples of additional runners that were disqualified:




3:07:00 BQ Time Male 60-64 Age Group

A clear case of bib swapping.

3:54:00 BQ Time Female 50-54 Age Group

A clear case of bib swapping.

Still no disqualification for George Taylor and a few others. I will continue to follow up and monitor the results page.

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10 Comments on this post.
  • Matt W
    25 May 2017 at 11:46 am

    How did the 60-64 year old “Benjamin Button” guy get caught? This is huge for my running buddy who was hoping to be in the top 10 for that AG. He was 11th, but is now 10th!

    Thanks for posting this Derek!

    • Matt W
      25 May 2017 at 11:54 am

      Curious though. The Boston “Top Finishers” results still show the guy that I think had the bib mule. Understandable that it hasn’t been updated yet. But, his time there is listed as 3:10:47, not 3:07.

    • AndrewFS
      25 May 2017 at 11:56 am

      This is why Derek’s efforts are so important – justice for your friend who deservedly finished 10th. I feel sorry for anyone denied a podium place because of a cheater, but better to catch them after the event than not at all.

      • Mr T
        25 May 2017 at 1:30 pm


        • AndrewFS
          26 May 2017 at 5:11 am

          What do you disagree with?

  • NoobMarathoner
    25 May 2017 at 12:45 pm

    That 3:54 time could be a 50-54 yr old woman… If so she should do a vlog and health tips on looking young!

  • Peter
    25 May 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I must say they look remarkably well for the 50-54 AG.

  • Steve
    25 May 2017 at 5:25 pm

    no George Taylor yet! oh, my! what is the holdup? so funny. As far as the rest go, good job by the BAA.

  • Big Wick
    28 May 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Call me jaded, but I can’t see a 3:23 marathoner tying a jacket loosely around her waist. Even a slow slug as myself can’t tolerate the flopping.

    • Neale
      8 June 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Good observation!! In that heat, why would anyone have a jacket anyway?