Boston Marathon

Popular Blogger Banned from Boston

Gia Alvarez - banned from all future B.A.A. eventsAccording to popular blogger Gia Alvarez, (RUNgiaRUN) , she has been banned from running in all future BAA (Boston Athletic Association) races. Gia qualified for 2015 Boston marathon by running 3:32:50...

My Thoughts on Lehigh Valley’s Disappointing Decision on ‘Marathon Dad’ Mike Rossi, and More.

Late last Friday afternoon the Lehigh Valley Marathon Committee announced that Mike Rossi will not be disqualified despite compelling evidence that he did not run the full race. The race officials ignored evidence that Mike did not run the...

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...

“Fake Tina” – THE WOMAN THAT PRETENDED TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON

I wrote about "Fake Tina" after The 2016 Boston Marathon. In the initial article I gave her full name - that was a mistake. I do think the story is interesting, and sad. I am not posting her full...

Marathon Cheating Couple Disqualified from Surfer’s Point Marathon – Will be Removed From the...

Yesterday I updated an article about Jeffrey and Sheri Donnelly. They have cheated at multiple marathons in order to qualify for Boston in the past. They had a qualifying time at the 2015 Surfer's Point Marathon which they used...

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...

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...

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,...

Runner Left Out of 2019 Boston Marathon Due To Timing Chip Issue and Timer’s...

Along with 7,300 other runners, Skip Schott received the dreaded email from The B.A.A. last week. While he ran a qualifying time for the 2019 Boston Marathon, his entry for the 2019 Boston Marathon was not accepted. Skip's official time of 3:25:10.5...

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...
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