Marathon

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...

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...

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...

From BQ to DQ – Runner Loses Boston Qualifying Result For Using a Pacer

Ashley Rollins ran her dream race at The 2018 California International Marathon. Ashley ran a time of 3:28:06. Her time was one minute and fifty four seconds under the new qualifying standards for The Boston Marathon.

Dr. Frank Meza Facing Scrutiny after Record Breaking Marathons

Frank Meza has seemingly defied the clock. At age 70 he is running record marathon times. His marathon results have been improving over the past 10 years. Frank recently has turned 70 years...

While Maintaining His Innocence – Runner Removing Himself From Results

  Last week I wrote about Ed Elsner. Ed first came to my attention as a result of his 2017 and 2018 results at the Mesa-Phoenix Marathon. There were red flags at those races. However, in my opinion, there was...

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...

Runner With 12 Consecutive Boston Starts Has Many Questionable Qualifiers

Maureen Spinler has competed in every Boston Marathon since 2005. She is registered to run Boston again in 2018. I first stumbled across Maureen's results after the 2017 Disney World Marathon. It was at that race that she earned the...

Disney Bib Scammer Targets Princess Half Marathon Weekend

On Saturday, this message appeared in a Facebook Group for Disney Princess Runners. This story had a very familiar ring to it. The most well known instance of...

Serial Bib Forger Uncovered By Social Media Posts

Last week, Valerie made this post on Instagram. She is claiming her 24th Half Marathon at Pasadena. She does not appear in the results. She also has photos from Surf City from 2017 through 2019. She is not in the results. This...
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