Marathon

81 Runners Disqualified From Chicago Marathon

In the current Chicago Marathon results, 81 runners have been removed from the published results. In most cases, these are runners that have missed multiple splits. In the case of Ivan, who I wrote about yesterday, it was because of...

2018 Chicago Marathon – Bib Mule Disqualified

In 2017, Ivan ran The Chicago Marathon, but he was not in the results. He ran with an illegally transferred bib. Ivan finished the 2017 race (credited to another runner) in a time of 5:27:40. For the 2018 Marathon, Ivan improved...

Marine Corps Marathon – 6th Place Female Appears To Have Cut Course This Year...

Brandy currently shows as the 6th place woman in the unofficial Marine Corps Marathon Results. I pulled down the complete results the evening of the marathon. Many of the runners with missing splits have been removed from the results....

Grandma’s Marathon Issues Disqualification and Lifetime Bans For Bib Muling for Boston

Additional information surfaced after I wrote about Steve Jewell using a 'bib mule' in order to qualify for Boston. A young female runner ran 2018 Grandma's Marathon using Jewell's bib. Her time of 3:28:25 was fast enough to gain Jewell...

After 13 Years of Running Unregistered, NYC Marathon Bandit Unapologetic

Keith proudly posted a photo after his 2018 NYC Marathon "finish". He does not appear in the results, but he did get a medal. Keith officially appears in the results of 2 New York City Marathons over the past 15 years. He says he...

Runner’s World Article Gives Green Light To Bandits

I initially saw the article in the print version of Runner's World. It was shared with me by a couple of readers. 'The Bandit's Manifesto'. In it, they list 10 things not to do if you bandit a race along...

Irish Minister of Housing and Urban Development Vindicated by Race Photos

Damien English is The Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal- Meath West Fine Gael T.D. After completing The Dublin Marathon, English posted on twitter. Followers quickly questioned English's splits, noting his fast time from 30k to the finish.   English responded, blaming a timing...

“Bib Mule” Runs Grandma’s To Gain Runner Entry To 2019 Boston Marathon

Steve completed Grandma's Marathon in 2018 in a time of 3:28:25. As a 60-year-old male, this was well under the time needed to grant him entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon. Prior to Grandma's Marathon, he ran The 2017 Medtronic...

Why Bib Swapping is Wrong and Dangerous – Follow Up To ‘Bearded Julie’ Feedback

I have written many articles about bib swapping. I wrote one on Friday that got quite a bit of reaction from both sides. Julie gave her bib to William for a local 5k. William placed 2nd in Julie's age...

Runners Boast About Bib Swapping And The Resulting 2nd Place Finish

This past weekend, Julie ran two Personal records, on the same day, at the same time. Julie was registered for The Surf City 5k and Revel Big Bear. However she gave her bib away to William for the 5k. Julie...

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