• New York City Marathon Bib Swap Results in Age Group Disqualification

    In the preliminary New York City Marathon results, runner # 64709 was listed with a finish time of  3:37:12, good enough for 2nd place in the W60-64 age group. The runner in question had run the Paris Marathon in a time of 6:25:15.  The runner is pictured below proudly...
  • Course Cutting Dentist Reinstated by Rock n Roll Marathon

    I initially wrote about this runner following the 2017 Rock n Roll Arizona marathon. He was one of a handful of runners that had suspicious results based on missed splits. In addition to the timing data, I received multiple emails regarding this runner from spectators who, for various reasons, were...
  • “Bib Mule” Wanted: Runner receives lifetime ban from California International Marathon

    Leading up to most marathons (especially those that are sold out) you can usually find runners attempting to sell their bibs. The below post appeared on Craigslist leading up to The California International Marathon (CIM):   The post came to the attention of race director, Eli Asch. Through their...
  • MI Partners With The California International Marathon

    Marathon Investigation (MI) is pleased to announce that we will serve as the California International Marathon (CIM) Results Verification Partner.  CIM is a top destination for those seeking to qualify for The Boston Marathon. Additionally, CIM the is the site of the upcoming 2017 USATF Marathon Championships in December. As The...
  • Olympian shown telling team members how to cut at The Chicago Marathon

    Benjamin Paredes represented Mexico as a former Olympian participant, Pan Am Marathon champion, and 1994 NYC Marathon runner up was caught on video telling a team of runners how to go about cheating the Chicago Marathon.   In the video, he gives instructions aimed at those that do not wish...
  • Honolulu Runners Registered For Boston – Despite Evidence of Course Cutting

    “The Honolulu Marathon is an easy course to turn around on,” said Dr. Jim Barahal, Honolulu Marathon CEO and founder. “The technology that is involved with running and these large marathons makes it nearly impossible to really cheat. You’re going to get caught.” –       Several Honolulu Runners Accused of Cheating...
  • Newport Beach “Triathlon” Denied Permits

    UPDATE: The Newport Beach Triathlon has been postponed. No decision on refunds ‘until appeals process plays out’. Active.com Is inexplicably still accepting registrations.             The Newport Beach Triathlon was denied permits by the City of Newport. The race organizer is blaming the city. Visitors...
  • Mexico City Marathon Controversy – “They Did It For The Medal”

    Even before I wrote the first article on The Mexico City Marathon: Thousands Accused of Cheating At The Mexico City Marathon, I had heard the suggestions that the runners were not cheating for Boston or to brag about their times. “They did it for the medal” I did not report on...
  • Over 5000 Disqualified From The Mexico City Marathon

    An unprecedented number of runners have been disqualified from The Mexico City Marathon. Did they all cheat, or were some victims of timing errors? After I posted an article regarding the accusations that 1000s cheated at the Mexico City Marathon, the race released the official results. According to the...
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