Boston Marathon

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   ...

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...

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...

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...
Boston Marathon

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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