Marathon

2018 San Francisco Marathon – Questionable Finishers Remain in Results

On August 5th, I emailed the SF Marathon with a list of 29 suspicious results. Prior to that date, they did remove some runners that were initially flagged, but there are some obvious results that need correcting:       Above are just two...

‘Mo Bell Marathon – Larry Macon’s Apologies Fall Short

At the 'Mo Bell Marathon August 4th, runners witnessed Larry Macon skipping a loop section of the course. The course consists of 26 loops. It was reported to me that he skipped a 0.2-mile section of the course multiple times. Officially...

Analysis of Greg Pafford’s Response To Course Cutting Evidence

In May, AZCentral.com published an article on Greg Pafford. Dr. Pafford has been profiled on this site for his impossible splits over 12 consecutive years at the RnR Arizona Marathon. Since I was unable to get a hold of Dr. Pafford...

Larry Macon Witnessed Cutting Course at Mo Bell Marathon

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." -CS Lewis   On Saturday afternoon, I received a message: I’m at Mo Bell marathon in TN where Larry Macon is so blatantly course-cutting that I got it on video. It’s...

Examination of World Record Marathoner Larry Macon’s Unbelievable Record

Larry Macon holds The Guinness World Record For The most Marathons Run in a single year. The validity of the record does not hold up to scrutiny.   This is a refresh of an article originally posted on May 24, 2016....

While Maintaining His Innocence – Runner Removing Himself From Results

  Last week I wrote about Ed Elsner. Ed first came to my attention as a result of his 2017 and 2018 results at the Mesa-Phoenix Marathon. There were red flags at those races. However, in my opinion, there was...

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....

The Curious Case of “Chicago Annie”

Anne's results started coming under scrutiny in 2013 when the below thread was posted on letsrun.com. Help expose a potential marathon race cheater The admins at letsrun.com received and posted an email from a runner that questioned Anne's results. The emailer...

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,...

Despite The Evidence – Dubious Philadelphia Marathon Results Allowed to Stand

The Philadelphia Marathon has historically had a reputation of looking the other way in the case of cheating. At large marathons there will always be runners that attempt to cheat. Philadelphia is no exception. The course offers some clear...
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