Marathon

MI Partners With The California International Marathon

Marathon Investigation (MI) is pleased to announce that we will serve as the California International Marathon (CIM) Results Verification Partner.  CIM is a top destination for those seeking to qualify for The Boston Marathon. Additionally, CIM the is the site of...

I Ran Marathons – Firsthand Account of Lies and Faked Results

On March 5th, I was interviewed on The Dan LeBatard show on ESPN radio to talk about Bre Tiesi-Manziel and her infamous half marathon result. During the interview, I was asked if there was a longstanding record...

Lean.Strong.Fast. Founder and Coach Disqualified From Boston Qualifying Marathon

Marlon Bascombe, founder of Lean.Strong.Fast was featured over a year ago in an article on MarathonInvestigation.com. SUSPICIOUS BOSTON QUALIFYING RESULT FOR TEAM LEAN.STRONG.FAST FOUNDER/COACH At the time, despite the overwhelming evidence that he cut the course , the New Jersey Marathon...

Larry Macon Witnessed Cutting Course at Mo Bell Marathon

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." -CS Lewis   On Saturday afternoon, I received a message: I’m at Mo Bell marathon in TN where Larry Macon is so blatantly course-cutting that I got it on video. It’s...

How Not To Finish A Marathon

Last year I asked the question, Not Cool, or Not a Big Deal? I came across this video of The Boston Marathon. I don't need to even ask the question. This video was captured from NBC Sports live finish line feed   ...

‘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...

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...

New York City Marathon Bib Swap Results in Age Group Disqualification

In the preliminary New York City Marathon results, runner # 64709 was listed with a finish time of  3:37:12, good enough for 2nd place in the W60-64 age group. The runner in question had run the Paris Marathon in a...

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....

Did Runner Attempt to Scam Boston Marathon Entry through Participation in Guide Program?

By all accounts, “Will” has been an asset to the running community. He has volunteered as a guide in many races, including The 2019 Boston Marathon. Guides get no official recognition for running Boston. Guiding can be...
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