Marathon

Honolulu Runners Registered For Boston – Despite Evidence of Course Cutting

“The Honolulu Marathon is an easy course to turn around on,” said Dr. Jim Barahal, Honolulu Marathon CEO and founder. “The technology that is involved with running and these large marathons makes it nearly impossible to really cheat. You’re...

Mexico City Marathon Controversy – “They Did It For The Medal”

Even before I wrote the first article on The Mexico City Marathon: Thousands Accused of Cheating At The Mexico City Marathon, I had heard the suggestions that the runners were not cheating for Boston or to brag about their times. "They...

Over 5000 Disqualified From The Mexico City Marathon

An unprecedented number of runners have been disqualified from The Mexico City Marathon. Did they all cheat, or were some victims of timing errors? After I posted an article regarding the accusations that 1000s cheated at the Mexico City Marathon,...

Thousands Accused of Cheating at The Mexico City Marathon

Shortly after The 2017 Mexico City Marathon, I received requests to review the results. A Facebook page popped up outing many alleged cheaters. I read comments that there were 1000's of cheaters - runners that cut the course. I was...

To Catch A Bib Thief – The Events That Led To Disneyland Runner Being...

This will be a long article. There have been many rumors and misinformation regarding the circumstances surrounding the events leading up to the Disneyland runner being apprehended after Saturday's Disneyland 10k. This article will detail the process in identifying...

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...

Disneyland 5k Bib Reported Stolen – Photos Show a Familiar Suspect

In Serial Bib Thief Identified at Disney, I wrote about a runner that reported their bib was picked up by someone else for The Tinkerbell 10k and Half Marathons in May. This post went viral within the various Disney groups...

Alleged Disney Course Cutter Disqualified From Half Marathon Win

I received an email from the 13.Wine Half Marathon on Monday asking me if a particular runner had ever crossed my radar. The runner was Maureen, and I informed the emailer that, yes I have featured her in a...

Photo Evidence Leads To More Questions Regarding Disney Runner

I re-shared an article on the Disney runner that has a Boston Qualifying time with zero recorded splits. SInce I published the article initially, through the help of some Disney Annual Pass Holders, I was able able to obtaing a couple...

B.A.A. Taking A More Active Role In Scrutinizing Qualifying Results?

One of the goals of Marathon Investigation has been to make runners (and races) aware that some people do cheat in races. Usually when I first talk to people about the topic they are surprised that runners would cheat...
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