Marathon

Boston Runner Has A History of Missed Mats and Questionable Boston Marathon Results

A total 26,386 out of 26,482  finishers in Monday's Boston Marathon registered a time at the 20k timing mat. One of the 96 runners that missed the mat, was George Taylor. This was George's 7th consecutive Boston Marathon...

New York City Bib Swapping Recipient Cheats Real Winner and a Racing Legend

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the New York City Marathon Women's 60-64 age group results. The 1st place finisher in this age group was disqualified after it was discovered that someone else ran with her bib. The Female 70-74...

Philadelphia Marathon’s Inaction Shows Disrespect for Legitimate Runners

Runners with Boston qualifying times remain in the Philadelphia Marathon results despite missing mats, and sub 30 minute half marathon splits. The Philadelphia Marathon was over two months ago. I wrote an article after a preliminary review. I decided to wait...

“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...

Adjusted Time Accepted by BAA: Runner Granted Entry To 2019 Boston Marathon

Skip Schott has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride since submitting his Boston Marathon entry. With thousands of others, he waited anxiously to find out if his time would be accepted. He was initially informed that he...

Disneyland 5k Bib Reported Stolen – Photos Show a Familiar Suspect

In Serial Bib Thief Identified at Disney, I wrote about a runner that reported their bib was picked up by someone else for The Tinkerbell 10k and Half Marathons in May. This post went viral within the various Disney groups...

Olympian shown telling team members how to cut at The Chicago Marathon

Benjamin Paredes represented Mexico as a former Olympian participant, Pan Am Marathon champion, and 1994 NYC Marathon runner up was caught on video telling a team of runners how to go about cheating the Chicago Marathon.   In the video, he gives...

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...

Marine Corps Marathon Cheaters Strike A Chord With Honest Runners – More Course Cutting...

  Cheating at The Marine Corps Marathon strikes a chord with many honest runners. I receive more reports of course cutting by back of the pack runners at this race than almost any other (with The possible exception of Walt Disney...

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...
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