Ultra Running

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

New Report Analyzes Kilian Jornet’s Everest Claims

Kilian Jornet is a renowned adventurer. He was selected as a National Geographic Adventurer of The Year twice, and has won The Hardrock 100 in 2014, 2015 and 2017.  In addition to ultra running and mountaineering, Jornet is a...

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....

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...

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...

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