Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon’s Inaction Shows Disrespect for Legitimate Runners

Runners with Boston qualifying times remain in the Philadelphia Marathon results despite missing mats, and sub 30 minute half marathon splits. The Philadelphia Marathon was over two months ago. I wrote an article after a preliminary review. I decided to wait...

How Not To Finish A Marathon

Last year I asked the question, Not Cool, or Not a Big Deal? I came across this video of The Boston Marathon. I don't need to even ask the question. This video was captured from NBC Sports live finish line feed   ...

Evidence Shows NYPD Officer Used Bib Mule to Qualify for The Boston Marathon

Continuing my profiles of questionable Philadelphia Marathon Results, I am shining the highlighting a runner that was previously mentioned as part of my initial article regarding Philadelphia back in December. She remains in the results. When I contacted the timer,...

Stolen Bib Recipient Detained at Disneyland 10k Finish Line

As I reported on Saturday morning, the individual that ran with a stolen bib in Friday's Disneyland 5k was positively identified as the same individual that ran with a stolen bib on Tinkerbell weekend earlier this year. https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/09/disneyland-5k-bib-stolen.html The below video...

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...

Frustration in Tokyo as Runners Deal With Strict Cutoffs

The Tokyo Marathon has notoriously strict cutoff times. It was reported b participants that 'hundreds of runners' were prevented from continuing the race after the 10 kilometer cutoff. Tokyo Marathon Cutoff Times -...

Philadelphia Marathon Course Cutting Detected in Initial Review

The problem is not unique to The Philadelphia Marathon. Large Marathons are all going to have their share of attempted cheating. The issue I've had with Philadelphia is that they have been very inconsistent in dealing with the cheating. Last...

From BQ to DQ – Runner Loses Boston Qualifying Result For Using a Pacer

Ashley Rollins ran her dream race at The 2018 California International Marathon. Ashley ran a time of 3:28:06. Her time was one minute and fifty four seconds under the new qualifying standards for The Boston Marathon.

Serial Bib Forger Uncovered By Social Media Posts

Last week, Valerie made this post on Instagram. She is claiming her 24th Half Marathon at Pasadena. She does not appear in the results. She also has photos from Surf City from 2017 through 2019. She is not in the results. This...

Chicago Marathon Bib Swapper Claims Spot as Top 100 Female Finisher

Late last night, I downloaded the complete splits from The Chicago Marathon. I have yet to review these thoroughly. I have, however started to receive tips regarding questionable results. One that stood out was this finish:   She missed all splits until...
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