Brandy currently shows as the 6th place woman in the unofficial Marine Corps Marathon Results. I pulled down the complete results the evening of the marathon. Many of the runners with missing splits have been removed from the results. But Brandy remains in the still unofficial results.
She missed every single intermediate split on her way to a 2:53:35 time. Her only photos are just prior to the finish, and after the finish, wearing a marathon medal.
Not Her First Questionable Result – 2017 MCM
In 2016, Brandy ran the MCM with Chelsea. Their splits are all within a few seconds of each other and they finished the race in over 7 hours, crossing the finish line together. They appear in many photos together on the course.
In 2017, they had practically identical splits – only the occasional 1 second variance. Brandy and Chelsea both have a finish time of 3:50:24.
However, for 2017, there are no photos of Brandy on the course. Chelsea appears alone in all photos. The implication of this is that Chelsea carried Brandy’s chip.
While I flagged Brandy immediately when pulling the results, the analysis on the prior results was sent to me via a tip and posted in a thread on letsrun.com. I always appreciate the tips.
I have reported this situation to The Marine Corps Marathon. I continue to dive into the results.
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