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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...

Serial Cheater Wins Age Group in Cleveland

Richard Perza cheated his way to a finish for the 5th consecutive year in Cleveland.This time he won his division after finishing 3rd, 2nd, and 6th in the prior 3 years in Cleveland.He was disqualified after I reported his...

Ramon De La Rosa – 2016 Oakland Running Festival – Repeat Offender

Please take the time to read the original article on Ramon.https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2015/08/ramon-de-la-rosa-oakland-running.htmlIn summary, he missed the same mat from 2012 through 2015 at the Oakland Running festival, and the split times calculated where he missed the mat are impossible. He...

Father/Daughter marathon runners Disney/Marine Corps Marathon/Boston

Chelsea and Steven Kuzma are daughter/father. They have run multiple marathons together. They have been disqualified from 2015 Disney marathon.Details:2013 and 2014 Disney marathons appear to be legitimate times. They have been DQ'd from 2015 Disney.Disney Chelsea and Steven2015...

Richard Perza – Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Akron Marathon, PF Chang’s RnR Arizona

Interesting case here. I was looking at this past weekend's marathons, and was particularly interested in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Looking at the course map, it seems there are multiple opportunities to cut the course. I have no...

Runner Disqualified From Lehigh Valley VIA Marathon

In the article linked below, I profiled a case of a male runner wearing a female's bib to earn a Boston qualifying time. It did appear that the female used that time to register for Boston. If you did...

No Shortage of Bib Forgeries at Boston ’16

I have received a number of reports on Boston bib forgeries. I wrote one article on a runner that forged a charity bib of a runner that ran for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team.I have since received additional reports....

Marathon Investigation – Weekly Wrap Up

I am going to try to write an update every Friday regarding site news, summaries of articles posted earlier in the week and any relevant updates. I also will do quick write ups on topics that don't warrant full articles....

Flagged Runner from 2015 Boston Project Has Suspicious Result in Nashville

There was a runner that was flagged as having a suspicious result during the review of Boston 2015 qualifiers.  The questionable result occurred at the 2014 Green Bay marathon. He missed multiple splits and looking at the course map,...

Couple Cuts Courses and Forges Bib to Run Boston Marathon

This article was originally posted in April, 2016. I am updating this because both of The Donnelly's have registered for the 2017 Boston marathon. Presumably they are using their times from the 2015 Surfer's Point Marathon.9/22/16I have received confirmation...
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