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Time for Guinness to Act – Evidence Raises Further Suspicions Regarding Marathon Records

On May 24, I posted two articles detailing detailing the male and female record holders for most marathons in a calendar year. https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2016/05/examination-of-world-record-marathoners.html https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2016/05/world-record-marathoners-part-2-larry.html There are multiple questions regarding both Parvaneh's and Larry's results that were detailed in the articles above. Many...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...
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