Marathon

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...

First Look at The Philadelphia Marathon Results

The Philadelphia Marathon was held yesterday. I always follow the race with interest. One reason is that the marathon schedule is light the weekend before Thanksgiving. But, the other reason is that the race never has...

Claims of an ‘Elite’ Runner Unravel at Disney

The conditions at The Disney Marathon were rough. It was warm and humid, slower runners were diverted to a shorter course due to the heat. Michael ran a Personal record, despite these conditions. ...

Grandma’s Marathon Issues Disqualification and Lifetime Bans For Bib Muling for Boston

Additional information surfaced after I wrote about Steve Jewell using a 'bib mule' in order to qualify for Boston. A young female runner ran 2018 Grandma's Marathon using Jewell's bib. Her time of 3:28:25 was fast enough to gain Jewell...

Why Was The Homeless Bandit Singled Out?

Peter Mowbray made the viral post about Jake Halliday's lost bib. Jake lost his bib near the end of The London Marathon. It was hot, and while removing his shirt, he somehow dropped his bib. When he looked at...

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...
Boston Marathon

Course Cutting at The 2018 Boston Marathon

Nearly every race I review has some instances of course cutting. Boston is no different. The weather played a part. DNFs were up vs. 2017. Some runners were unable to finish. Unfortunately, not all of those runners completely accepted...

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...

Examination of World Record Marathoner Larry Macon’s Unbelievable Record

Larry Macon holds The Guinness World Record For The most Marathons Run in a single year. The validity of the record does not hold up to scrutiny.   This is a refresh of an article originally posted on May 24, 2016....

Lean.Strong.Fast. Founder and Coach Disqualified From Boston Qualifying Marathon

Marlon Bascombe, founder of Lean.Strong.Fast was featured over a year ago in an article on MarathonInvestigation.com. SUSPICIOUS BOSTON QUALIFYING RESULT FOR TEAM LEAN.STRONG.FAST FOUNDER/COACH At the time, despite the overwhelming evidence that he cut the course , the New Jersey Marathon...
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