Boston Marathon

From BQ to DQ – Runner Loses Boston Qualifying Result For Using a Pacer

Ashley Rollins ran her dream race at The 2018 California International Marathon. Ashley ran a time of 3:28:06. Her time was one minute and fifty four seconds under the new qualifying standards for The Boston Marathon.

“He Lied To My Face” – More Information Shows Intent To Cheat at ‘Mo...

After I posted about James Brady being disqualified from The 'Mo Cowbell Marathon, a couple of posters came to his defense within minutes of each other, with the same explanation. They said James injured himself around mile 18, and...

Boston Runner Has A History of Missed Mats and Questionable Boston Marathon Results

A total 26,386 out of 26,482  finishers in Monday's Boston Marathon registered a time at the 20k timing mat. One of the 96 runners that missed the mat, was George Taylor. This was George's 7th consecutive Boston Marathon...

“Bib Mule” Runs Grandma’s To Gain Runner Entry To 2019 Boston Marathon

Steve completed Grandma's Marathon in 2018 in a time of 3:28:25. As a 60-year-old male, this was well under the time needed to grant him entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon. Prior to Grandma's Marathon, he ran The 2017 Medtronic...

Adjusted Time Accepted by BAA: Runner Granted Entry To 2019 Boston Marathon

Skip Schott has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride since submitting his Boston Marathon entry. With thousands of others, he waited anxiously to find out if his time would be accepted. He was initially informed that he...

Marine Corps Marathon Cheaters Strike A Chord With Honest Runners – More Course Cutting...

  Cheating at The Marine Corps Marathon strikes a chord with many honest runners. I receive more reports of course cutting by back of the pack runners at this race than almost any other (with The possible exception of Walt Disney...
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 Lands on Boston Entry List With A Bogus Marathon Claim

J.D. Greening is among the runners listed on the BAA entry list for the 2019 Boston Marathon. He submitted his time of 2:43:23 from the 2018 Wenatchee Marathon. This is well under the qualifying standard of 3:05:00. UPDATE: HE HAS BEEN...

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...

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