Earlier this week, I received word from the timer that Holly was officially removed from the results of The 2018 Chicagoland Marathon.
Publicly, Holly was quiet after the initial articles. Her sister, Heather, who ran and entered Boston under Holly’s name was defiant.
Heather tried to claim that Holly indeed ran her own Boston Qualifying time at Chicago, despite posts on Facebook and Instagram where Holly, Heather, and their mother all indicated that Heather ran the race. “Those social media posts, have been altered by someone” claimed Heather.
Chicagoland apparently saw through the hacking claims. They did not believe that 4 different social media accounts were hacked for the sole purpose of framing Heather for being Holly’s bib mule.
Holly’s entry will certainly be pulled by The BAA. There is one more question, however, what about Heather?
Heather’s Boston Entry
Heather qualified and entered The 2019 Boston Marathon with her time at The 2017 St. Jude Marathon. She improved her time at The 2018 Chicago Marathon.
It was shown that she ran a Boston qualifying time for Holly, and that she was aware of the plans to use that time for Boston. It seems like she WAS the driving force in using the time to get Holly into Boston. She attempted to cover up and lie about her participation in the race.
Of course Heather’s Garmin was used. Because Heather ran the race!
As mentioned in my original article, Heather was initially on my radar in my very first look at The Boston Marathon. I discovered that she had sold her bib for The 2015 Boston Marathon. The runner pictured ran significantly slower than Heather’s qualifying time, so the result was flagged for my review.
I notified The BAA of this leading up to The 2017 Boston Marathon. They allowed Heather to run. She did run with her bib in 2017.
I strongly suspect that Heather will also be removed from The 2018 Boston Marathon based on her history and her deception. I also believe a lifetime ban from The Boston Marathon would be appropriate.
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