2018 Boston Marathon First Look At The Data

Looking Ahead to The 2019 Boston Marathon The below data is based on the preliminary results of The 2018 Boston Marathon. The conditions were miserable. The wind was strong and the rain/sleet was challenging. Last year was a scorcher. The...
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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...

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...

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...

Meza Addresses Team, Coaches as Disqualification Looms

This weekend The LA Times reported on the controversy regarding Dr. Frank Meza. It was reported that The L.A. Marathon is in the process of disqualifying Frank from the 2019 race. Meza Addresses...

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...

“He Lied To My Face” – More Information Shows Intent To Cheat at ‘Mo...

After I posted about James Brady being disqualified from The 'Mo Cowbell Marathon, a couple of posters came to his defense within minutes of each other, with the same explanation. They said James injured himself around mile 18, and...

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.

J.D. Greening Responds – “I never ran a second loop”

I initially wrote about J.D. Greening on Tuesday. J.D. had submitted his Wenatchee Marathon result to the BAA for entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon. The problem was that he was listed as a Half Marathon participant. In reality,...

As Story Goes Viral, Frank Meza is Defiant as Even More Cheating Evidence Surfaces

After The LA Marathon announced the disqualification of Frank Meza, the story has been picked up nationally. The New York Post, People Magazine and others have reported on the evidence and the disqualification of Frank.

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