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Looking Ahead to The 2019 Boston Marathon

The 2018 Boston Marathon is just 3 days away. I will be glued to my computer watching the race. I will be cheering for the Americans. But, I can guarantee before the race is over (or before the race...

If The Boston Marathon Wants To Stop Bib Copying They Must Do More

The B.A.A. asks participants not to post close-up pictures of their bib number on social media before the race to avoid fraudulent bib duplication. If an athlete is found to have duplicated a bib number, or if his/her bib...

Runner Left Out of 2019 Boston Marathon Due To Timing Chip Issue and Timer’s...

Along with 7,300 other runners, Skip Schott received the dreaded email from The B.A.A. last week. While he ran a qualifying time for the 2019 Boston Marathon, his entry for the 2019 Boston Marathon was not accepted. Skip's official time of 3:25:10.5...

Serial Marathon Cheater Strikes Again in Arizona

The Wicked Marathon took place this past Sunday, October 30th. This is a small marathon took place in Peoria, Arizona. Formally it was known as the NYC in AZ Marathon. There were 44 finishers for the marathon www.marathonguide.com race results   Wicked...

What Not To Do at Boston (Or Any Race)

Don't Let Someone Else Run With Your Bib This should go without saying. But, this is the most common method that is used to run Boston among those that I identify each year. Also, this doesn't just mean that you...

Analysis of 2017 Rock N’ Roll Arizona Marathon

Below is the Rock N' Roll Arizona course map. There are mats at 10k, 13.1 miles, and 20 miles. There are no published mats on the out and back section that covers about 7 miles. Multiple runners have confirmed that...

‘Mo Bell Marathon – Larry Macon’s Apologies Fall Short

At the 'Mo Bell Marathon August 4th, runners witnessed Larry Macon skipping a loop section of the course. The course consists of 26 loops. It was reported to me that he skipped a 0.2-mile section of the course multiple times. Officially...

Runner Has Bib Revoked Less than 3 Weeks Prior To Boston Marathon

  The runner qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon at The Light at The End of The Tunnel Marathon. The 'Tunnel Marathons' are among the fastest marathon courses and popular among those that want to qualify for Boston. He qualified...

Runners With Questionable Qualifiers Allowed To Run in Boston

Despite My best efforts, and the efforts of those that report suspected cheaters. I know that we cannot prevent all those that cheated in their qualifiers from running Boston.  I try to identify as many as is possible from...

New York Road Runners Actively Combating Bib Swappers

I checked the marathonguide bulletin boards to see if there were Boston bibs posted. In particular, I was looking to see if this guy was going to try to obtain a bib again. What I find were a glut of messages...
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