Marathon

Criticism of Racepass Continues

I've been keeping an eye on Racepass ever since they launched. For anyone that is unaware, Racepass launched in May amid much scrutiny.  Basically they claim to be the first subscription based service for runners. Runners pay a flat...

Runner’s Time Adjusted at Bayshore – Boston Application Being Reviewed

As I wrote earlier this week, Skip Schott learned a difficult lesson - always wear your bib facing forward. During Skip's Bayshore Marathon run, he had his bib attached to a bib belt. The bib was situated behind him....

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...
Boston Marathon

2017 Boston Bib Swappers Identified – Risk Possible Boston Bans

I have been working on the 2017 Boston Marathon results to identify those that may have cheated to gain entry. I've come across a couple of likely cases of course cutting. I am digging for more evidence before I...

Chinese Marathon Boom Leads To Organizational Issues and Potential Cheating

There's a running boom in China. The number of runners competing in Marathons has increased at a rapid pace in China over the past decade. NPR reported that in the 6 years prior to 2017, the number of Marathons in...

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...

2018 San Francisco Marathon – Questionable Finishers Remain in Results

On August 5th, I emailed the SF Marathon with a list of 29 suspicious results. Prior to that date, they did remove some runners that were initially flagged, but there are some obvious results that need correcting:       Above are just two...

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...

Racepass Issues Response To Race Director’s Concerns

On Friday morning, as reported here, Lance Bergeson the Race Director for Capital Pursuit Races wrote an editorial for the Des Moines Register regarding Racepass. This race director was frustrated that his races were appearing on Racepass.com after he had requested...

BibSwitch.com Added To List of Supporters

Bibswitch.com has been added to the list of MarathonInvestigation.com supporters. BIBSWITCH is a platform that facilitates bib-transfers between runners and race organizers. A runner that has a bib that they cannot use contacts Bibswitch and Bibswitch contacts the appropriate race director...

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