Marathon

Race Director Wrongly Accused Runner of Cheating in Boston Qualifier

Prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon I was reviewing a number of qualifying races and runners for inaccurate results. When a questionable result comes to my attention, my procedure has always been to gather all the available information and...

#BanditBoston Runner Busted After Revealing Intentions To Bandit on Social Media

The runner pictured above appears in the Official 2017 Boston Marathon results. He ran the race in just under 4 hours. Here he is after the 2017 race:   #bostonbandit His time was not fast enough to qualify for the 2018 Boston...

Complete Honolulu Marathon Results File Available Through Marathon Investigation

The Honolulu Marathon has made it extremely difficult for the average person to check the results, beyond their own. In order to pull up another runner's results, you need to know their name and bib number. Originally they also required...

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...

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...

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...

Planet Tours Involved In Bib Selling Irregularities At Berlin Marathon

I've written about two separate incidents regarding Planet Tours: First, it was discovered that multiple runners were added to the results of the Mt St Michel Marathon in 2014. These runners were allegedly added at the request of Planet Tours...

Boston Athletic Association Denies Qualifier Status for Misdirected Runners

Both The Woodlands Marathon and The Marathon of The Treasure Coast received bad news from the B.A.A. late last week. The Woodlands Marathon As previously reported, Woodlands runners were misdirected, causing them to run 0.8 miles short of a full marathon. According...

Rock ‘n Roll Runners Disqualified

Rock 'n Roll Marathon - San Diego removed all of the runners that were reported in the below article from the official marathon results. See the below link for the original article.   ANALYSIS OF RNR SAN DIEGO FINDS SUSPICIOUS RESULTS Unfair Comparison...

Bandit offered and (Apparently) paid $10 for Photoshopped Charity Boston Marathon Bib

Prior To The Boston Marathon, I posted a copy of an add on reddit - by a runner wanting a bib altered so that they could purportedly run with their sister. That post was also accompanied by this photo.     It does not appear...

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