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Analysis of RnR San Diego Finds Suspicious Results

During the initial review of The Rock n Roll Marathon - San Diego I found some questionable results. Some were cleaned up - mostly runners that dropped to the 1/2 Marathon. I will highlight a few instances where bib mules...

Washington’s Snoqualmie Tunnel Is Crowded With Controversy

The 2.3 mile long  Snoqualmie Tunnel is an abandoned railroad tunnel outside of Seattle.  It is also the unlikely and unconventional focal point of 7 Boston Qualifying Marathons in 2017. It is also home to some controversy. Boston Qualifying Courses The allure...

Habitual Course Cutter Disqualified From Boston Marathon

George Taylor is no longer in the official Boston Marathon results. As seen above, and previously reported, George had missed the same timing mat in the past three Boston Marathons.   In my previous article on George, I showed how this would...

The ‘Shaming’ Defense

I’ve addressed criticism that the site shames runners about a year ago. I’ve re-posted this article a couple of times. I stand by what I wrote in The Difference Between Holding People Accountable and ‘Bad Shaming’ Recently, however, I have...

London’s Run Dem Crew Member Used Founder’s Bib To Run 2016 New York City...

After writing about the NYC Running "Crews", I received a number of tips regarding other running groups that appear to have flaunted the rules. I continue to run those down. I felt like this was a good time to...
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19 Runners Disqualified From The 2017 Boston Marathon

As I posted last week, many of the runners that I have written about have been disqualified from Boston. These disqualifications included Alexander Schwarz,  the runner who, according to 3 witnesses hopped the train in order to record a...

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Timing Issue Explained

Before I even had the opportunity to start reviewing The Cleveland Marathon results, I received an email regarding the third place female finisher. My initial reaction was that there was a timing issue. No, it was not possible that she ran...

‘Most Inspiring Trainer’ Finalist Ran with Another Runner’s Bib in 2017, Exaggerated Proximity to...

Katie Dolaher claims 2017 as her 7th Boston Marathon. She is not in the official results. She did not qualify or raise money. She ran with another's bib.   The original owner signed up as a charity runner. Katie ran with...

NYRR Attempts To Take Stand Against Bib Selling and Bandits as Runners Openly Buy...

  Bibs were readily available on the secondary market for The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon. There were plenty of options for those looking to buy entries. Here are just a few examples. This runner proudly posted that he completed...

MARATHON INVESTIGATION – WEEKLY WRAP UP 5/19/17

Welcome to this week's Weekly wrap up. I will typically summarize the past week's articles and provide any other updates/news as appropriate.   Racepass I've probably driven my coverage of Racepass into the ground. My intent was to get all of the...
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