Boston Marathon

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...

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...

J.D. Greening Responds – “I never ran a second loop”

I initially wrote about J.D. Greening on Tuesday. J.D. had submitted his Wenatchee Marathon result to the BAA for entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon. The problem was that he was listed as a Half Marathon participant. In reality,...

More Questionable Boston Qualifying Results Traced Back To Planet Tours

The French travel agency, Planet Tours has shown that they are willing to do just about anything in order to try to obtain Boston Marathon bibs for their customers. They were involved in a scandal where their customers were added...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...
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