Marathon

Analysis of 2017 Rock N’ Roll Arizona Marathon

Below is the Rock N' Roll Arizona course map. There are mats at 10k, 13.1 miles, and 20 miles. There are no published mats on the out and back section that covers about 7 miles. Multiple runners have confirmed that...

Heather Lieberg claims Austin Marathon Victory after a Literal Battle With Mary Akor

Heather Lieberg won The Austin Marathon. She was leading the elite women very early on in the race. Despite this, she found herself engaged in an unexpected battle with Mary Akor. Mary is an elite runner, who...

“Retro Bandit” Information is Confirmed

The 'Retro Bandit" appeared in photos from The Boston Marathon from 2016 through 2018. After I wrote about him, some held out hope that there was another explanation - that he wasn't truly a bandit. Maybe he had a...

Runner Disqualified From 2018 Boston Qualifying Race – Other Results Challenged

The runner profiled below has run in 3 Boston Marathons, finishing 2 of them. He has entered Boston in 2014, 2015, and 2016. I identified him based on his 2016 result. He was missed in the review of 2015...

Boston Athletic Association Denies Qualifier Status for Misdirected Runners

Both The Woodlands Marathon and The Marathon of The Treasure Coast received bad news from the B.A.A. late last week. The Woodlands Marathon As previously reported, Woodlands runners were misdirected, causing them to run 0.8 miles short of a full marathon. According...

“Fake Tina” – THE WOMAN THAT PRETENDED TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON

I wrote about "Fake Tina" after The 2016 Boston Marathon. In the initial article I gave her full name - that was a mistake. I do think the story is interesting, and sad. I am not posting her full...

Witness: “He was Clueless to his Surroundings” – Serial Cheater Spotted in Philly

I received an email on Monday morning, in part it read: I was cheering at miles 15/25 of the marathon. Early into the race, when the fastest runners were still coming through, I...

Boston Marathon Review Explained

The Original "Boston Project" The idea for a detailed review of Boston finishers began well after the 2015 Boston Marathon. This was after Mike Rossi was very publicly outed for cutting the course in his 2015 Boston Qualifier. The massive...

“Bib Mule” Wanted: Runner receives lifetime ban from California International Marathon

Leading up to most marathons (especially those that are sold out) you can usually find runners attempting to sell their bibs. The below post appeared on Craigslist leading up to The California International Marathon (CIM):

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...
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