Marathon

Chinese Marathon Boom Leads To Organizational Issues and Potential Cheating

There's a running boom in China. The number of runners competing in Marathons has increased at a rapid pace in China over the past decade. NPR reported that in the 6 years prior to 2017, the number of Marathons in...

Serial Marathon Cheater Strikes Again in Arizona

The Wicked Marathon took place this past Sunday, October 30th. This is a small marathon took place in Peoria, Arizona. Formally it was known as the NYC in AZ Marathon. There were 44 finishers for the marathon www.marathonguide.com race results   Wicked...

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...

Stolen Bib Recipient Detained at Disneyland 10k Finish Line

As I reported on Saturday morning, the individual that ran with a stolen bib in Friday's Disneyland 5k was positively identified as the same individual that ran with a stolen bib on Tinkerbell weekend earlier this year. https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/09/disneyland-5k-bib-stolen.html The below video...

#BanditBoston Runner Busted After Revealing Intentions To Bandit on Social Media

The runner pictured above appears in the Official 2017 Boston Marathon results. He ran the race in just under 4 hours. Here he is after the 2017 race:   #bostonbandit His time was not fast enough to qualify for the 2018 Boston...

Runner’s Time Adjusted at Bayshore – Boston Application Being Reviewed

As I wrote earlier this week, Skip Schott learned a difficult lesson - always wear your bib facing forward. During Skip's Bayshore Marathon run, he had his bib attached to a bib belt. The bib was situated behind him....

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...

Boston Athletic Association Denies Qualifier Status for Misdirected Runners

Both The Woodlands Marathon and The Marathon of The Treasure Coast received bad news from the B.A.A. late last week. The Woodlands Marathon As previously reported, Woodlands runners were misdirected, causing them to run 0.8 miles short of a full marathon. According...

If The Boston Marathon Wants To Stop Bib Copying They Must Do More

The B.A.A. asks participants not to post close-up pictures of their bib number on social media before the race to avoid fraudulent bib duplication. If an athlete is found to have duplicated a bib number, or if his/her bib...

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...
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