Marathon

2018 Boston Marathon First Look At The Data

Looking Ahead to The 2019 Boston Marathon The below data is based on the preliminary results of The 2018 Boston Marathon. The conditions were miserable. The wind was strong and the rain/sleet was challenging. Last year was a scorcher. The...

How Not To Finish A Marathon

Last year I asked the question, Not Cool, or Not a Big Deal? I came across this video of The Boston Marathon. I don't need to even ask the question. This video was captured from NBC Sports live finish line feed   ...

Race Director Wrongly Accused Runner of Cheating in Boston Qualifier

Prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon I was reviewing a number of qualifying races and runners for inaccurate results. When a questionable result comes to my attention, my procedure has always been to gather all the available information and...

12 Year Boston Marathoner’s Streak Ends After Disqualification

I have written about Maureen Spinler before. She first landed on the Marathon Investigation radar after her 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon result. Disney is notorious for course cutters. Typically the course cutting takes place on an out and...

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...

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...

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...

Cleveland Marathon Winner Faces Possible Disqualification

Daniel Mesfun was the first Marathoner to cross the finish line of Sunday’s Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. He finished in 2:16:32.01. The 2nd place finisher was Philemon Terer, who finished in a time of 2:16:54.71. No one is doubting...
Boston Marathon

2017 Boston Bib Swappers Identified – Risk Possible Boston Bans

I have been working on the 2017 Boston Marathon results to identify those that may have cheated to gain entry. I've come across a couple of likely cases of course cutting. I am digging for more evidence before I...

Honolulu Marathon Continues To Side With Cheaters

Following last year’s Honolulu Marathon, I wrote an article like many I have written before, and like many I have written since. Honolulu is one of the largest marathons in the world. Every race has instances of cheating, and Honolulu...
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