Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon – Analysis Nabs Bib Swapper with Age Group Win

When I do a deep dive review of marathon results, I employ a variety of methods.  The method that I use the most often is looking at split data. I look for missed splits, especially when coupled with a...

Philadelphia Marathon Course Cutting Detected in Initial Review

The problem is not unique to The Philadelphia Marathon. Large Marathons are all going to have their share of attempted cheating. The issue I've had with Philadelphia is that they have been very inconsistent in dealing with the cheating. Last...

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...

Serial Course Cutter Detected after Course Cutting at Santa Clarita 10k

Kaye Reuschling finished in 2nd place in the F45-50 age group at The Santa Clarita 10k. The 10k is held in conjunction with the 5k, half and full marathons. Kaye was observed as she stopped to tie her shoe on...

81 Runners Disqualified From Chicago Marathon

In the current Chicago Marathon results, 81 runners have been removed from the published results. In most cases, these are runners that have missed multiple splits. In the case of Ivan, who I wrote about yesterday, it was because of...

2018 Chicago Marathon – Bib Mule Disqualified

In 2017, Ivan ran The Chicago Marathon, but he was not in the results. He ran with an illegally transferred bib. Ivan finished the 2017 race (credited to another runner) in a time of 5:27:40. For the 2018 Marathon, Ivan improved...

Marine Corps Marathon – 6th Place Female Appears To Have Cut Course This Year...

Brandy currently shows as the 6th place woman in the unofficial Marine Corps Marathon Results. I pulled down the complete results the evening of the marathon. Many of the runners with missing splits have been removed from the results....

Grandma’s Marathon Issues Disqualification and Lifetime Bans For Bib Muling for Boston

Additional information surfaced after I wrote about Steve Jewell using a 'bib mule' in order to qualify for Boston. A young female runner ran 2018 Grandma's Marathon using Jewell's bib. Her time of 3:28:25 was fast enough to gain Jewell...

After 13 Years of Running Unregistered, NYC Marathon Bandit Unapologetic

Keith proudly posted a photo after his 2018 NYC Marathon "finish". He does not appear in the results, but he did get a medal. Keith officially appears in the results of 2 New York City Marathons over the past 15 years. He says he...

Runner’s World Article Gives Green Light To Bandits

I initially saw the article in the print version of Runner's World. It was shared with me by a couple of readers. 'The Bandit's Manifesto'. In it, they list 10 things not to do if you bandit a race along...
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