Marathon

Over 250 Runners Caught Cheating at Shenzhen Half Marathon Is Not a Shock

The story of over 250 Chinese Half Marathoner's being disqualified has made the rounds internationally. The sad reality is that having this many runners cutting a course in a large race is not at all surprising. It is normal. While I typically...

More Age Group Cheating Revealed in Sin City

Last Week I wrote about course cutting affecting women's age group awards in Las Vegas at The Half Marathon. Since then, a deeper dive revealed more... I wrote about the runner on the left last week. She was the 2nd...

Philadelphia Marathon – Analysis Nabs Bib Swapper with Age Group Win

When I do a deep dive review of marathon results, I employ a variety of methods.  The method that I use the most often is looking at split data. I look for missed splits, especially when coupled with a...

Philadelphia Marathon Course Cutting Detected in Initial Review

The problem is not unique to The Philadelphia Marathon. Large Marathons are all going to have their share of attempted cheating. The issue I've had with Philadelphia is that they have been very inconsistent in dealing with the cheating. Last...

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...

Serial Course Cutter Detected after Course Cutting at Santa Clarita 10k

Kaye Reuschling finished in 2nd place in the F45-50 age group at The Santa Clarita 10k. The 10k is held in conjunction with the 5k, half and full marathons. Kaye was observed as she stopped to tie her shoe on...

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...
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