Boston Marathon

Phoenix Dentist Disqualified from 2017 Rock ‘N Roll Arizona Marathon – Other Results Under...

Dr. Kip Litton DDS. He was the first recreational marathon cheat that I heard of. His story fascinates me to this day. Never before were one runner's results scrutinized to the level that Dr. Kip Litton's were. Even today,...
Boston Marathon

Boston Qualifying Marathons Ranked – Which Races Send The Most Runners To Boston?

Last week, bib #s were assigned for the 2017 Boston Marathon. I immediately started the process of identifying qualifying marathons for each runner. I will utilize the qualifier information as part of my algorithm. I was curious to see which...

French Travel Agency Used ‘Bib Mules’ In Boston Qualifying Scheme

Last year, I wrote about about a Boston Qualifying Scheme at the 2014 Mte St. Michel Marathon. The former race director of the  Mt St Michel Marathon admitted that he had added the results of runners after the race. He says...

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...

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...

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....

“Fake Tina” – THE WOMAN THAT PRETENDED TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON

I wrote about "Fake Tina" after The 2016 Boston Marathon. In the initial article I gave her full name - that was a mistake. I do think the story is interesting, and sad. I am not posting her full...

Runner With History of Missed Mats Removed From 2017 Boston Marathon Entry List

I originally reported the runner to the Boston Marathon and Berlin marathon  in January. Berlin has been mostly unresponsive. I was notified last week that the investigation to this runner was ongoing. I can report today that he is...

Runner Granted Boston Qualifying Time at Walt Disney World Marathon Despite Lack of Evidence...

A runner (who I previously have written about) with 4 previous disqualifications, has a Boston Qualifying Time posted from the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon. This runner denies that she has cheated at any races, but the evidence, and disqualifications...

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...
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