Marathon

Thousands Accused of Cheating at The Mexico City Marathon

Shortly after The 2017 Mexico City Marathon, I received requests to review the results. A Facebook page popped up outing many alleged cheaters. I read comments that there were 1000's of cheaters - runners that cut the course. I was...

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...

To Catch A Bib Thief – The Events That Led To Disneyland Runner Being...

This will be a long article. There have been many rumors and misinformation regarding the circumstances surrounding the events leading up to the Disneyland runner being apprehended after Saturday's Disneyland 10k. This article will detail the process in identifying...

Fitness Pro Sets Dangerous Example While Claiming Questionable Finish at Honolulu Marathon

Geri Berger was one of the over three hundred runners that I flagged for potential course cutting at the 2018 Honolulu Marathon. She did not qualify for Boston. But I feel that her story is worth highlighting. She makes her living...

“MarathonJunkie” Chuck Engle Among Two Disqualified From Heartland Marathon

When you visit the Heartland Marathon Homepage, you are greeted with the following statement: No other details were available publicly. I have been in contact with one of the runners involved and with race officials, who provided more detail behind...

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...

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...

“He Lied To My Face” – More Information Shows Intent To Cheat at ‘Mo...

After I posted about James Brady being disqualified from The 'Mo Cowbell Marathon, a couple of posters came to his defense within minutes of each other, with the same explanation. They said James injured himself around mile 18, and...

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...

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...
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