Boston Marathon

Evidence Shows NYPD Officer Used Bib Mule to Qualify for The Boston Marathon

Continuing my profiles of questionable Philadelphia Marathon Results, I am shining the highlighting a runner that was previously mentioned as part of my initial article regarding Philadelphia back in December. She remains in the results. When I contacted the timer,...

Bandit offered and (Apparently) paid $10 for Photoshopped Charity Boston Marathon Bib

Prior To The Boston Marathon, I posted a copy of an add on reddit - by a runner wanting a bib altered so that they could purportedly run with their sister. That post was also accompanied by this photo.     It does not appear...

Timing Issues at Boston Leave Some Runners Concerned

The brutal conditions at The Boston Marathon this past Monday didn't only affect the runners, it affected the timing systems. I've received messages from some runners regarding what they believe are inaccurate finish times. I will address my initial...

“Retro Bandit” Information is Confirmed

The 'Retro Bandit" appeared in photos from The Boston Marathon from 2016 through 2018. After I wrote about him, some held out hope that there was another explanation - that he wasn't truly a bandit. Maybe he had a...
Boston Marathon

Course Cutting at The 2018 Boston Marathon

Nearly every race I review has some instances of course cutting. Boston is no different. The weather played a part. DNFs were up vs. 2017. Some runners were unable to finish. Unfortunately, not all of those runners completely accepted...

#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...

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...

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