Marathon

New York City Marathon Bib Swap Results in Age Group Disqualification

In the preliminary New York City Marathon results, runner # 64709 was listed with a finish time of  3:37:12, good enough for 2nd place in the W60-64 age group. The runner in question had run the Paris Marathon in a...

Course Cutting Dentist Reinstated by Rock n Roll Marathon

I initially wrote about this runner following the 2017 Rock n Roll Arizona marathon. He was one of a handful of runners that had suspicious results based on missed splits. In addition to the timing data, I received multiple emails regarding...

“Bib Mule” Wanted: Runner receives lifetime ban from California International Marathon

Leading up to most marathons (especially those that are sold out) you can usually find runners attempting to sell their bibs. The below post appeared on Craigslist leading up to The California International Marathon (CIM):   The post came to the...

MI Partners With The California International Marathon

Marathon Investigation (MI) is pleased to announce that we will serve as the California International Marathon (CIM) Results Verification Partner.  CIM is a top destination for those seeking to qualify for The Boston Marathon. Additionally, CIM the is the site of...

Olympian shown telling team members how to cut at The Chicago Marathon

Benjamin Paredes represented Mexico as a former Olympian participant, Pan Am Marathon champion, and 1994 NYC Marathon runner up was caught on video telling a team of runners how to go about cheating the Chicago Marathon.   In the video, he gives...

Honolulu Runners Registered For Boston – Despite Evidence of Course Cutting

“The Honolulu Marathon is an easy course to turn around on,” said Dr. Jim Barahal, Honolulu Marathon CEO and founder. “The technology that is involved with running and these large marathons makes it nearly impossible to really cheat. You’re...

Mexico City Marathon Controversy – “They Did It For The Medal”

Even before I wrote the first article on The Mexico City Marathon: Thousands Accused of Cheating At The Mexico City Marathon, I had heard the suggestions that the runners were not cheating for Boston or to brag about their times. "They...

Over 5000 Disqualified From The Mexico City Marathon

An unprecedented number of runners have been disqualified from The Mexico City Marathon. Did they all cheat, or were some victims of timing errors? After I posted an article regarding the accusations that 1000s cheated at the Mexico City Marathon,...

Thousands Accused of Cheating at The Mexico City Marathon

Shortly after The 2017 Mexico City Marathon, I received requests to review the results. A Facebook page popped up outing many alleged cheaters. I read comments that there were 1000's of cheaters - runners that cut the course. I was...

To Catch A Bib Thief – The Events That Led To Disneyland Runner Being...

This will be a long article. There have been many rumors and misinformation regarding the circumstances surrounding the events leading up to the Disneyland runner being apprehended after Saturday's Disneyland 10k. This article will detail the process in identifying...
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