March2018

  • Boston Qualified: Transgender Women

    Clarification: There certainly have been Transgender women run Boston in the past. The group of trans women mentioned in this article are the first known to have openly qualified as females and accepted into Boston under the female qualification standards. Past policy required gender reassignment surgery in order for a...
  • New York Road Runners Actively Combating Bib Swappers

    I checked the marathonguide bulletin boards to see if there were Boston bibs posted. In particular, I was looking to see if this guy was going to try to obtain a bib again. What I find were a glut of messages looking to buy or sell bibs for the  NYC Half...
  • Runner With 12 Consecutive Boston Starts Has Many Questionable Qualifiers

    Maureen Spinler has competed in every Boston Marathon since 2005. She is registered to run Boston again in 2018. I first stumbled across Maureen’s results after the 2017 Disney World Marathon. It was at that race that she earned the time that qualified her for Boston 2018. She had...
  • Surf City USA Marathon Responds To Criticism In a Puzzling Way

    The Surf City USA Marathon was held just about a month ago in Huntington Beach, California. The reviews were a bit mixed. On Facebook runners commented that it was very congested–at one point narrowing to a single lane on an out and back section, leading runners to pass on the...
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