Marathon

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...

Runner Granted Boston Qualifying Time at Walt Disney World Marathon Despite Lack of Evidence...

A runner (who I previously have written about) with 4 previous disqualifications, has a Boston Qualifying Time posted from the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon. This runner denies that she has cheated at any races, but the evidence, and disqualifications...

Humboldt Redwoods Marathon Signs On As Bronze Level Partner

I am proud to announce that The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon has signed on as a Bronze Level Partner. By partnering with Marathon Investigation, The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon is demonstrating that they have a commitment to integrity and no tolerance for cheating....

More Questionable Boston Qualifying Results Traced Back To Planet Tours

The French travel agency, Planet Tours has shown that they are willing to do just about anything in order to try to obtain Boston Marathon bibs for their customers. They were involved in a scandal where their customers were added...
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