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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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