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Examination of World Record Marathoners Part 1 – Parvaneh Moayedi and I Ran Marathons

  I was mostly unaware of the subculture that exists as it relates to frequent marathoners and the quest for fame (and sponsorships). Parvaneh initially came to my attention, but as I dug through all the information, Parvaneh and the...

Marathon Investigation Podcast #15 – Bre Tiesi-Manziel, Ultra Cheating, Back of The Packers &...

On this episode we talk about a variety of topics with repeat guest Tony Portera. Bre Tiesi-Manziel and an email I received from prisonThoughts on mid and back of the...

Unauthorized Bib Selling Goes Unchecked on MarathonGuide and Craigslist

If you search on marathonguide.com's bulletin boards  or Craigslist, you see a variety of posts from people looking to buy and sell race entries. For some races, like The Pittsburgh Marathon, transfers are allowed.  For most others, like Boston,...

Oiselle Issues Statement Regarding Kelly Roberts; Runner’s World Chimes In On Why It’s Never...

I'm sure some/many of you are tired of hearing about Oiselle and Kelly Roberts. I feel that I started this ball rolling, that I need to give space on the site for responses and additional statements. I will continue to share...

2017 Boston Marathon Results – First Look at The Data

As I bring in all the data and crunch the #s to prioritize the list of runners review, I thought I would share some findings. The data below is based, in many on runners where I have identified the qualifying marathons for.   Average...

Anita Carcone – Interview yields some answers, but raises additional questions

When I wrote the article on Anita Carcone, I focused on her over the top reaction to being disqualified from The San Diego International Triathlon. The story was less about the actual disqualification as it was her response. https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2018/07/disqualified-triathlete-anita-carcone.html “…I hope that...

“Gone For A Run” – Running Store’s Questionable Practices Exposed

On Thursday, Dorothy Beal (@mileposts) fired off a tweet aimed at the running website GoneforaRUN.com. This website very clearly took Dorothy's words and used those words (and the design) on one of their products....

2017 Boston Marathon Registrant Has a History of Missed Timing Mats in Boston and...

RUNNER MISSED TIMING MATS IN MULTIPLE RACES OVER 3 YEARS AT THE BOSTON MARATHON AND THE BERLIN MARATHON IS REGISTERED TO RUN BOSTON AGAIN  Below are the runner's splits for each of the last 3 Boston Marathons.             As you can see...

The Boston Marathon Project

I wanted to elaborate more on the project that was the topic of the Runner's World article. You can go to the bottom of this post for links to 3 particular cases that I felt warranted further attention.A group...

Marathon Investigation – Weekly Wrap Up 5/12/17

Welcome to the 2nd installment of the Weekly Wrap Up.   New Supporter Announced         I am proud to announce that Sportstats is officially a supporter of MarathonInvestigation.com. For quite some time, we have had a great relationship. On a # of occasions...
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