Boston Marathon

Lean.Strong.Fast. Founder and Coach Disqualified From Boston Qualifying Marathon

Marlon Bascombe, founder of Lean.Strong.Fast was featured over a year ago in an article on MarathonInvestigation.com. SUSPICIOUS BOSTON QUALIFYING RESULT FOR TEAM LEAN.STRONG.FAST FOUNDER/COACH At the time, despite the overwhelming evidence that he cut the course , the New Jersey Marathon...

“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...

B.A.A. Taking A More Active Role In Scrutinizing Qualifying Results?

One of the goals of Marathon Investigation has been to make runners (and races) aware that some people do cheat in races. Usually when I first talk to people about the topic they are surprised that runners would cheat...

Marathon Pacer and Ironman Triathlete Disqualified For Course Cutting at Marathon

  See edit at the bottom of the article with the runner's response and click the link for an update. Follow Up Article Eddie claims 25 Ironman finishes and 40 marathons. He competed in The Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2013....

Runner Disqualified From Lehigh Valley VIA Marathon

In the article linked below, I profiled a case of a male runner wearing a female's bib to earn a Boston qualifying time. It did appear that the female used that time to register for Boston. If you did...

‘Patriot Runner’ and The Banditing Controversy at Boston

Since the Boston Marathon, I have been receiving a steady stream of emails. Included in these were emails from runners that found photos of others using forged bibs when they logged into marathofoto.com to review their pictures. I posted an...

Buffalo Area Woman Guilty of Stealing Funds To Pay for Boston Marathon Bib

As reported on BuffaloNews.com, Andrea Costantino was sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to Grand Larceny. Costantino, former Director of Campus Living, took nearly $15,000 from a Faculty Student Association Account. $8,000 of the funds were donated to...

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...

2017 Boston Marathon Registrant Has a History of Missed Timing Mats in Boston and...

RUNNER MISSED TIMING MATS IN MULTIPLE RACES OVER 3 YEARS AT THE BOSTON MARATHON AND THE BERLIN MARATHON IS REGISTERED TO RUN BOSTON AGAIN  Below are the runner's splits for each of the last 3 Boston Marathons.             As you can see...

Another Case of Cheating at Lehigh Valley Health Network VIA Marathon

I was copied on an email this morning that was sent to B.A.A. identifying a female that registered using a qualifying time ran at the 2016 VIA Marathon. I will be forwarding the email to the VIA Marathon with...
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