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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...

Course Cutting Doctor Disqualified From USA Fit Marathon – No Longer has a Boston...

Last week I wrote about Dr. Leonard Raphael. He has had multiple marathons where he registered Boston Qualifying times, and in every case where splits are published, he missed mats. He also has been disqualified from the 2014 and...

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...

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...

Doctor Has a History of Disqualifications and Missed Mats on Boston Qualifying Runs

Dr. Leonard Raphael has run Boston 5 times since 2010. He has used The Austin Marathon and Bryan/College Station Marathon as his qualifier for all of his Boston runs.Splits for the qualifying runs are not available prior to the...

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