Marathon

Alleged Disney Course Cutter Disqualified From Half Marathon Win

I received an email from the 13.Wine Half Marathon on Monday asking me if a particular runner had ever crossed my radar. The runner was Maureen, and I informed the emailer that, yes I have featured her in a...

Photo Evidence Leads To More Questions Regarding Disney Runner

I re-shared an article on the Disney runner that has a Boston Qualifying time with zero recorded splits. SInce I published the article initially, through the help of some Disney Annual Pass Holders, I was able able to obtaing a couple...

B.A.A. Taking A More Active Role In Scrutinizing Qualifying Results?

One of the goals of Marathon Investigation has been to make runners (and races) aware that some people do cheat in races. Usually when I first talk to people about the topic they are surprised that runners would cheat...

Race Director Wrongly Accused Runner of Cheating in Boston Qualifier

Prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon I was reviewing a number of qualifying races and runners for inaccurate results. When a questionable result comes to my attention, my procedure has always been to gather all the available information and...

Do Not Take The Risk: Chicago Marathon Bibs For Sale

The Chicago Marathon is full. Whenever a marathon has more demand than supply, bibs pop up in the secondary markets. Chicago has a no transfer policy. I received 2 emails this morning directing me to this post on Instagram Probably not a...

Runner Disqualified From 2018 Boston Qualifying Race – Other Results Challenged

The runner profiled below has run in 3 Boston Marathons, finishing 2 of them. He has entered Boston in 2014, 2015, and 2016. I identified him based on his 2016 result. He was missed in the review of 2015...

Lean.Strong.Fast. Founder and Coach Disqualified From Boston Qualifying Marathon

Marlon Bascombe, founder of Lean.Strong.Fast was featured over a year ago in an article on MarathonInvestigation.com. SUSPICIOUS BOSTON QUALIFYING RESULT FOR TEAM LEAN.STRONG.FAST FOUNDER/COACH At the time, despite the overwhelming evidence that he cut the course , the New Jersey Marathon...
Boston Marathon

2017 Boston Bib Swappers Identified – Risk Possible Boston Bans

I have been working on the 2017 Boston Marathon results to identify those that may have cheated to gain entry. I've come across a couple of likely cases of course cutting. I am digging for more evidence before I...

Racepass Issues Response To Race Director’s Concerns

On Friday morning, as reported here, Lance Bergeson the Race Director for Capital Pursuit Races wrote an editorial for the Des Moines Register regarding Racepass. This race director was frustrated that his races were appearing on Racepass.com after he had requested...

Criticism of Racepass Continues

I've been keeping an eye on Racepass ever since they launched. For anyone that is unaware, Racepass launched in May amid much scrutiny.  Basically they claim to be the first subscription based service for runners. Runners pay a flat...

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