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 to them without me being aware. I will keep a constant eye out for other disqualifications.
This is the runner that was witnessed taking the train over part of the course. In doing so, he missed two timing mats. He finished just under 3 hours. Finishing sub 3:00:00 was his apparent motivation. He had a website devoted to his quest to finish all of the marathon majors in under 3 hours. He has not updated his site since before Boston.
He has been removed from the results.
The B.A.A. automatically reviews runners that have missed two or more timing mats. It is unclear how much weight they put into the eyewitness accounts in making the determination to disqualify Andrew.
The original owners of the bibs that were copied and used primarily by Reebok employees have been removed from the 2017 Boston Marathon results. There were a total of 4 runners disqualified. I do not know that it has been proved definitively which of these runners were directly involved in having their bibs copied. The co-founder of the charity claims that not all of the runners knew their bibs were copied. A couple of those runners had posted clear photographs of their bibs on social media prior to the race.
Still Waiting…George Taylor
George missed the same timing mat in 3 consecutive Boston Marathons, and used a copied bib back in 2010. Still awaiting a decision from the B.A.A.
There were a few of other runners that I found that missed multiple mats that were disqualified. I will be looking into their prior results and any qualifiers to make sure there isn’t more there. I will report on them if I feel there is anything particularly interesting or noteworthy.
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