Marathon

Timing Issues at Boston Leave Some Runners Concerned

The brutal conditions at The Boston Marathon this past Monday didn't only affect the runners, it affected the timing systems. I've received messages from some runners regarding what they believe are inaccurate finish times. I will address my initial...

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...

After Cheating, Fort Worth Marathon Promises Change

After writing about a course incident at The Fort Worth Marathon, the race is promising to make changes going forward. Once the race received the evidence regarding the 2nd place female finisher, they were...

Complete Honolulu Marathon Results File Available Through Marathon Investigation

The Honolulu Marathon has made it extremely difficult for the average person to check the results, beyond their own. In order to pull up another runner's results, you need to know their name and bib number. Originally they also required...

French Travel Agency Used ‘Bib Mules’ In Boston Qualifying Scheme

Last year, I wrote about about a Boston Qualifying Scheme at the 2014 Mte St. Michel Marathon. The former race director of the  Mt St Michel Marathon admitted that he had added the results of runners after the race. He says...

“O” No!! – Mass Cheating at Mexico City Once Again – Initial Reports Claim...

    “WE’RE NOT HANDING MEDALS OUT THE DAY OF THE RACE, WE DON’T WANT TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM RUNNING THE RACE, QUITE THE CONTRARY. BUT AS THE RACE DIRECTOR AND A RUNNER MYSELF, I WANT EVERY PERSON TO CROSS THE FINISH...

Planet Tours Involved In Bib Selling Irregularities At Berlin Marathon

I've written about two separate incidents regarding Planet Tours: First, it was discovered that multiple runners were added to the results of the Mt St Michel Marathon in 2014. These runners were allegedly added at the request of Planet Tours...

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...

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...

BibSwitch.com Added To List of Supporters

Bibswitch.com has been added to the list of MarathonInvestigation.com supporters. BIBSWITCH is a platform that facilitates bib-transfers between runners and race organizers. A runner that has a bib that they cannot use contacts Bibswitch and Bibswitch contacts the appropriate race director...
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