Marathon

Honolulu Marathon – Over 300 Runners Flagged in Initial Review

There is course cutting in every marathon. The problem of course cutting is not unique to Honolulu. If the course has sections that can be cut, some runners will do just that. What is unique is that after I reported...

Over 5000 Disqualified From The Mexico City Marathon

An unprecedented number of runners have been disqualified from The Mexico City Marathon. Did they all cheat, or were some victims of timing errors? After I posted an article regarding the accusations that 1000s cheated at the Mexico City Marathon,...

Olympian shown telling team members how to cut at The Chicago Marathon

Benjamin Paredes represented Mexico as a former Olympian participant, Pan Am Marathon champion, and 1994 NYC Marathon runner up was caught on video telling a team of runners how to go about cheating the Chicago Marathon.   In the video, he gives...

The Curious Case of Serial Course Cutter Richard Perza

Richard Perza was one of the runners that I was tracking this past Sunday at The Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon. Unsurprisingly, he missed the 10k and the 16.5 mile mats. The above screenshot was taken from the tracking app during...

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...

Philadelphia Marathon’s Inaction Shows Disrespect for Legitimate Runners

Runners with Boston qualifying times remain in the Philadelphia Marathon results despite missing mats, and sub 30 minute half marathon splits. The Philadelphia Marathon was over two months ago. I wrote an article after a preliminary review. I decided to wait...

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...

Podcast Star Has History of Questionable Results

Scott Kummer was first accused of cheating in 2017 on the popular running site letsrun.com. The evidence presented was damning. He had no footpod data for any of his runs. This startling revelation was believed to be...

Course Cutting Dentist Reinstated by Rock n Roll Marathon

I initially wrote about this runner following the 2017 Rock n Roll Arizona marathon. He was one of a handful of runners that had suspicious results based on missed splits. In addition to the timing data, I received multiple emails regarding...

As Story Goes Viral, Frank Meza is Defiant as Even More Cheating Evidence Surfaces

After The LA Marathon announced the disqualification of Frank Meza, the story has been picked up nationally. The New York Post, People Magazine and others have reported on the evidence and the disqualification of Frank.

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