Boston Marathon

Runner Acts as Bib Mule for Identical Twin – Qualifies Her For 2019 Boston...

Heather has qualified for The Boston Marathon multiple times. She appears in the Boston Marathon results from 2014 through 2017. Heather qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon while running 3:07 time at the 2018 Country Music Marathon in April of 2018....

The Boston Marathon’s Retro Bandit Returns

The "Retro Bandit" was identified after The 2018 Boston Marathon. He earned the nickname for running (at least a small portion of) The Boston Marathon wearing a 1996 Boston Marathon bib. Further research showed that he jumped...

“Those Social Media Posts Have Been Altered By Someone” – Runner Denies Allegation That...

Yesterday, I presented evidence that Heather Crowe ran the Chicagoland marathon in 2018 using her twin sister's (Holly's) bib. Holly submitted that time to enter herself into the 2019 Boston Marathon. I maintain that Holly did not run a qualifying...

“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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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