Ultra Running

Big’s Backyard Ultra Is Cruel, And It Is The Perfect Race

In Stephen King's 'The Long Walk', 100 participants must maintain a 15 minute per mile pace for as long as they can. If, at any point they fall below a 15 minute per mile pace, they are warned. If a walker falls...

The Most Infamous Ultra Cheater – A Look Back

As I write this, athletes are running (and walking) loops at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona. They are competing in one of the various fixed timed events at Across The Years Multi-Day Running Festival (ATY). Two...

Longstanding JOGLE Record Faces New Scrutiny

A few weeks ago I received an email from Will Cockerell, author of 50 Greatest Marathons. Will spent sometime investigating the longstanding Jogle record, which is held by Andi Rivetts. 'JOGLE' is an acronym for John-O-Groats to Lands End....

Guinness Was Right in Refusing To Validate Amy Hughes Treadmill Record

Much has been written about Amy Hughes, the woman who claimed to have run 520 miles on a treadmill in a week. She also claims to have run 53 marathons in 53 days. Her treadmill run would have been an...

Analysis of Dallas Marathon and 50k Uncovers Serial Course Cutter

The BMW Dallas Marathon and 50K races were held on December 15th. Last year the 50k course was modified due to flooding concerns, and there were initially 5 runners in the top 15 that...

Scotland Bib Swapping Leads To Disqualification and Likely Ban

The D33 Ultra took place this past weekend in Scotland. Paddy finished in 3rd place in his division. But, not without controversy. The above post was made on a...

Independent Investigators Confirm: Rob Young Cheated in Run Across The USA: SKINS Terminates their...

Source: Investigation of Cross-US Run Attempt By Rob Young To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated! On May 14, 2016, Rob Young started...

BMW Dallas Ultra – Questionable Results in Top 15 Remain

There are 162 finishers listed in BMW Dallas Marathon 50k results. Looking through the results it is clear that many of these runners should not be in the 50k results. Many of the questionable results are affecting age group placements. Below is the...

ANALYSIS OF DAVE READING’S FAILED LEJOG ATTEMPT

To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated!     "LEJOG" is the abbreviation for a backwards Jon O'...

Robert Young’s “Fastest Crossing Across America” Attempt is Over

There has been quite a bit of controversy regarding Rob Young's attempted fastest crossing across America.That has been covered on letsrun.com in excruciating detail. In the early days of the run, Rob was posting world class mileage when compared...
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