Ultra Running

Maude Gorman – An Admission, an Apology and an Attempt To Move Forward

It is rare when someone admits to cheating at a race. It is far more common for people to try to bury the accusations by shutting down their social media by deleting negative comments and blocking those that ask...

Analysis of Alyx Ulbrich’s Decaman USA Data Strengthens Case For Disqualication

"IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CHECK MY STRAVA." Alyx Ulbrich was disqualified from The Decaman USA race after she was observed skipping a lap. Alyx conceded that she must have missed the lap, but claims it was an accident. I did check...

Viral Beauty Pageant Winner Loses Ultra Crown After Disqualification

Maude Gorman was competing at The Miss Massachusetts Pageant. During the pageant, there was a comedy skit that included a joke that referenced #MeToo. Maude, a victim's rights advocate was offended and took a standby giving up her crown....

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...

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...

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...

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....
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