• #BanditBoston Runner Busted After Revealing Intentions To Bandit on Social Media

    The runner pictured above appears in the Official 2017 Boston Marathon results. He ran the race in just under 4 hours. Here he is after the 2017 race:   #bostonbandit His time was not fast enough to qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon. But that did not stop him:...
  • How Not To Finish A Marathon

    Last year I asked the question, Not Cool, or Not a Big Deal? I came across this video of The Boston Marathon. I don’t need to even ask the question. This video was captured from NBC Sports live finish line feed     It wasn’t enough he decided to selfishly...
  • The Boston Marathon’s Retro Bandit?

    Every year I see bib copying, bib forging, and I’ve seen runners using their previous year’s bib to get onto the course. This is partially possible due to the unchanged design of the Boston Marathon bib over the past few years. In the age of photoshop and all the...
  • 2018 Boston Marathon First Look At The Data

    Looking Ahead to The 2019 Boston Marathon The below data is based on the preliminary results of The 2018 Boston Marathon. The conditions were miserable. The wind was strong and the rain/sleet was challenging. Last year was a scorcher. The results were surprisingly similar for those that finished. Average...
  • If The Boston Marathon Wants To Stop Bib Copying They Must Do More

    The B.A.A. asks participants not to post close-up pictures of their bib number on social media before the race to avoid fraudulent bib duplication. If an athlete is found to have duplicated a bib number, or if his/her bib number has been duplicated by another party, the athlete will...
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    Looking Ahead to The 2019 Boston Marathon

    The 2018 Boston Marathon is just 3 days away. I will be glued to my computer watching the race. I will be cheering for the Americans. But, I can guarantee before the race is over (or before the race even starts) I will start to receive tips regarding suspected...
  • Runners With Questionable Qualifiers Allowed To Run in Boston

    Despite My best efforts, and the efforts of those that report suspected cheaters. I know that we cannot prevent all those that cheated in their qualifiers from running Boston.  I try to identify as many as is possible from entering Boston. Sometimes cheating is suspected, but there is nothing...
  • Runner Has Bib Revoked Less than 3 Weeks Prior To Boston Marathon

      The runner qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon at The Light at The End of The Tunnel Marathon. The ‘Tunnel Marathons’ are among the fastest marathon courses and popular among those that want to qualify for Boston. He qualified for Boston with a time of 3:24:xx. He ran...
  • What Not To Do at Boston (Or Any Race)

    Don’t Let Someone Else Run With Your Bib This should go without saying. But, this is the most common method that is used to run Boston among those that I identify each year. Also, this doesn’t just mean that you shouldn’t sell or give your bib to another runner....
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