Ultra Running

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...

More Disqualifications and Allegations Regarding Ultra Runner Kelly Agnew

In the aftermath of Kelly Agnew's disqualifications from Across The Years and the resulting publicity, there have been statements made by the races and sponsors.  Runners have come forward with their experiences through social media. Some were surprised by...

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...

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...

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...

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

Source: Investigation of Cross-US Run Attempt By Rob Young On May 14, 2016, Rob Young started his attempt to run across the United States and break the record for the fastest crossing of the United States on foot. Almost from...

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

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...

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...

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...
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