• Boston Marathon Review Explained

    The Original “Boston Project” The idea for a detailed review of Boston finishers began well after the 2015 Boston Marathon. This was after Mike Rossi was very publicly outed for cutting the course in his 2015 Boston Qualifier. The massive thread that followed on letsrun.com was the impetus for...
  • 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...
  • After 12 years of Suspicious Results, Greg Pafford claims Legacy Award from RNR Marathon

    Dr. Pafford was awarded the Legacy Award for completing 15 straight Arizona Rock N Roll marathons. In 2004 ,Dr. Pafford ran in the first Arizona Rock N Roll marathon, and just finished his 15th year.         The above statement appears on Dr Pafford’s Facebook page. He...
  • Races Becoming More Vigilant Against Bandits, Bib Mules, and Bib Thieves

    Some races and race directors are taking a stronger stance against bib bandits, bib mules and bib thieves. Some race directors are serious about protecting the integrity of their races and about keeping unauthorized runners out of their events and off their courses. The most recent example of this...
  • More Disqualifications and Allegations Regarding Ultra Runner Kelly Agnew

    In the aftermath of Kelly Agnew’s disqualifications from Across The Years and the resulting publicity, there have been statements made by the races and sponsors.  Runners have come forward with their experiences through social media. Some were surprised by the developments, but others shared their own experiences where Kelly acted...
  • Former Race Winner Disqualified From Across The Years 24 Hour Race

    Kelly Agnew first entered the ultra running scene in 2010. He entered the Labor Pain 12 hour race and completed 31 miles. From there he entered a large # of ultras in 2011 and 2012. Ultrasignup.com credits him with 16 races completed in both 2011 and 2012. In addition...
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