Marathon

Marathon Pacer and Ironman Triathlete Disqualified For Course Cutting at Marathon

  See edit at the bottom of the article with the runner's response and click the link for an update. Follow Up Article Eddie claims 25 Ironman finishes and 40 marathons. He competed in The Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2013....

‘Mo Bell Marathon – Larry Macon’s Apologies Fall Short

At the 'Mo Bell Marathon August 4th, runners witnessed Larry Macon skipping a loop section of the course. The course consists of 26 loops. It was reported to me that he skipped a 0.2-mile section of the course multiple times. Officially...

Runner Used Bib Mule To Finish as 2nd Overall Female at Tunnel Light Marathon

There are a 7 Boston eligible marathons that pass through Washington's Snoqualmie Tunnel. Last year, I wrote about the controversy regarding these races, and alleged 'course poaching'.  The courses are downhill and fast. They are popular for those needing to run a...

Buffalo Area Woman Guilty of Stealing Funds To Pay for Boston Marathon Bib

As reported on BuffaloNews.com, Andrea Costantino was sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to Grand Larceny. Costantino, former Director of Campus Living, took nearly $15,000 from a Faculty Student Association Account. $8,000 of the funds were donated to...

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...

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...

Surf City USA Marathon Responds To Criticism In a Puzzling Way

The Surf City USA Marathon was held just about a month ago in Huntington Beach, California. The reviews were a bit mixed. On Facebook runners commented that it was very congested--at one point narrowing to a single lane on an out...

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...

Analysis of London Marathon Results – Course Cutters were Obvious

It was a hot day at The 2018 London Marathon. The temperature was the hottest recorded in the history of The London Marathon. Negative splits were rare. Over 40,000 runners started. 481 non elite runners ran negative splits. (1.2%). Some...

Boston Qualified: Transgender Women

Clarification: There certainly have been Transgender women run Boston in the past. The group of trans women mentioned in this article are the first known to have openly qualified as females and accepted into Boston under the female qualification standards....
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