Marathon

Runner With 12 Consecutive Boston Starts Has Many Questionable Qualifiers

Maureen Spinler has competed in every Boston Marathon since 2005. She is registered to run Boston again in 2018. I first stumbled across Maureen's results after the 2017 Disney World Marathon. It was at that race that she earned the...

Surf City USA Marathon Responds To Criticism In a Puzzling Way

The Surf City USA Marathon was held just about a month ago in Huntington Beach, California. The reviews were a bit mixed. On Facebook runners commented that it was very congested--at one point narrowing to a single lane on an out...

After 12 years of Suspicious Results, Greg Pafford claims Legacy Award from RNR Marathon

Dr. Pafford was awarded the Legacy Award for completing 15 straight Arizona Rock N Roll marathons. In 2004 ,Dr. Pafford ran in the first Arizona Rock N Roll marathon, and just finished his 15th year.         The above statement appears on...

Races Becoming More Vigilant Against Bandits, Bib Mules, and Bib Thieves

Some races and race directors are taking a stronger stance against bib bandits, bib mules and bib thieves. Some race directors are serious about protecting the integrity of their races and about keeping unauthorized runners out of their events...

Honolulu Marathon Continues To Side With Cheaters

Following last year’s Honolulu Marathon, I wrote an article like many I have written before, and like many I have written since. Honolulu is one of the largest marathons in the world. Every race has instances of cheating, and Honolulu...

Philadelphia Marathon Results Still Include Many Highly Suspicious Times

The Philadelphia Marathon was 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately most of the runners that obviously did not complete the full course remain in the results. I have notified the race of all of the instances of apparent course cutting that...

Buffalo Area Woman Guilty of Stealing Funds To Pay for Boston Marathon Bib

As reported on BuffaloNews.com, Andrea Costantino was sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to Grand Larceny. Costantino, former Director of Campus Living, took nearly $15,000 from a Faculty Student Association Account. $8,000 of the funds were donated to...

MI Partners With Onward Shay! Boise Marathon

Very pleased to announce the newest MI race company partnership, Onward Shay Boise Marathon as a Silver Level Partner. A Boston Qualifying race that began in 2016 and has quickly grown to over 1000 participants in less than two years. Their commitment...

Philadelphia Marathon Analysis – No Shortage of Questionable Results

Historically, the Philadelphia Marathon has had it's share of course cutters. The course itself gives multiple opportunities for the would be course cutter to cut miles. Up until last year the organization turned a blind eye towards cheating. Last...

New York City Bib Swapping Recipient Cheats Real Winner and a Racing Legend

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the New York City Marathon Women's 60-64 age group results. The 1st place finisher in this age group was disqualified after it was discovered that someone else ran with her bib. The Female 70-74...
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