Marathon

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...
Boston Marathon

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Despite The Evidence – Dubious Philadelphia Marathon Results Allowed to Stand

The Philadelphia Marathon has historically had a reputation of looking the other way in the case of cheating. At large marathons there will always be runners that attempt to cheat. Philadelphia is no exception. The course offers some clear...
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