Marathon

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.
Boston Marathon

Boston Qualifying Marathons Ranked – Which Races Send The Most Runners To Boston?

Last week, bib #s were assigned for the 2017 Boston Marathon. I immediately started the process of identifying qualifying marathons for each runner. I will utilize the qualifier information as part of my algorithm. I was curious to see which...

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...

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...

Deja Vu – Over 5,000 Disqualified from 2018 Mexico City Marathon

Nothing has changed since 2017. Mexico City Marathon officials claimed they were taking steps to curb the cheating that occurred last year as participants were desperate to complete their collections of medals to to complete M-E-X-I-C-O. Many runners don't even...

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...

Dr. Frank Meza Facing Scrutiny after Record Breaking Marathons

Frank Meza has seemingly defied the clock. At age 70 he is running record marathon times. His marathon results have been improving over the past 10 years. Frank recently has turned 70 years...

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...

The Philadelphia Marathon Gets it Right in 2019

If you go to the Philadelphia Marathon Results page, you are greeted with the below statement. https://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/info/results/ My latest data pull confirms that they have removed all of the obvious...

Wenatchee Marathon Volunteer Disputes J.D. Greening’s Claim of Accidentally Cutting The Course

I received the below email regarding J.D. Greening’s explanation that he mistakenly and unknowingly missed a 10-mile loop at the Wenatchee Marathon. JD Greening keeps piling on the lies about his Wenatchee Marathon win.  I read your latest post where...
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