Ultra Running

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...

Ultra Cheat Kelly Agnew’s Dubious Resume’ Grows

Last January, Marathon Investigation broke the news that Kelly Agnew was disqualified from The Across The Years 24 hour race. Agnew would complete a lap, go to a nearby port-a-potty, emerge about 7 minutes later and cross...

Benfered – Ultra Troll’s Harassment and False Accusations Continue

If you spend any time in any public running group on Facebook, you've probably come across "Jane Benfer".  Seemingly at random, "Jane" will fill up threads with the telltale laughing emoji, often at the most inappropriate of times. This...

Crew Member Speaks Out: Perry Newburn’s New Zealand Run Was A Lie

In November, 64 year old Perry Newburn embarked on an attempt to break Siggy Bauer's 43 year old record by running across New Zealand in 18 days. Prior to this attempt, he claims to have run across the United States at...

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...

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 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...

Fitness Pro Alyx Ulbrich Disqualified From Decaman USA

  Alyx is the owner of FirePower Fit and FirePower Apparel. Her profile below is from her website Firepowerbody.com Alyx is a Doctor of Naturopathy who's sole focus with her clients is a mind and body connection that heals the individual, while...

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...

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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