Ultra Running

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....

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...

Maude Gorman’s History of Cheating Leads To Decisive Action By Races, Sponsors

More details have emerged regarding Maude Gorman's racing history. It has become clear that her racing accomplishments were a lie. She stood on podiums seemingly oblivious to the fact that she stole from those standing next to her or those that...

In Contrast To ‘Everyone Gets a Medal’, The Barkley Marathons Stand Out.

The Barkley Marathons are the brainchild of Gary Cantrell, aka Lazarus Lake. He had the idea for the race after James Earl Ray escaped from the local penitentiary and only made it 8 miles in 55 hours. He thought...

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...

ANALYSIS OF DAVE READING’S FAILED LEJOG ATTEMPT

"LEJOG" is the abbreviation for a backwards Jon O' Groats To Lands End run (JOGLE). Earlier this year, Dave Reading announced that he was going to run the LEJOG and attempt to break the existing record of 9 days 2...

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...

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....

Bib Stealing and Course Cutting at The Barkley Marathons?

Readers of Marathon Investigation are familiar with "Patty Pan" and Bre Tiesi-Manziel. In an almost unbelievable coincidence, these worlds collided at Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg Tennessee A Questionable Policy
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