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Marathon Investigation Announces Partnership Program

  When I started my blog in 2015, I had no idea my site would gain so much attention. I thank all of you for contributing, sending tips and sharing my posts. Within the last year, I have had several inquiries from...

Course Cutting Doctor Disqualified From USA Fit Marathon – No Longer has a Boston...

Last week I wrote about Dr. Leonard Raphael. He has had multiple marathons where he registered Boston Qualifying times, and in every case where splits are published, he missed mats. He also has been disqualified from the 2014 and...

Richard Perza – 2016 RNR Arizona – 8th questionable result

It would appear that Richard Perza has once again cut the course in the RNR Arizona Marathon.Once again he has no splits. This is the 8th marathon that he has missed splits while posting a BQ time. The only...

Ramon De La Rosa – Oakland Running Festival – Multiple Questionable Results

Runner Has Multiple Questionable Times - Oakland Running Festival/San Jose Rock 'N Roll 1/2 MarathonI started investigating this based on a comment posted on the blog through a reddit post on Mike Rossi.There's been discussion about somebody named Ramon...

Gia Alvarez Issues an Apology and Takes Responsibility

I will give credit to Gia Alvarez (RunGiaRun) for owning up to both giving her bib away and registering for Boston 2016 using that runner's time.There are couple of lessons to be learned here. The first is that Boston...

Doctor Has a History of Disqualifications and Missed Mats on Boston Qualifying Runs

Dr. Leonard Raphael has run Boston 5 times since 2010. He has used The Austin Marathon and Bryan/College Station Marathon as his qualifier for all of his Boston runs.Splits for the qualifying runs are not available prior to the...

Bib Forger Causes Outrage Amongst Charity Supporters

Almost as soon as the Boston Marathon was over, I started receiving tips from runners about suspected bib swappers, and runners that saw someone on the course that didn't seem capable of earning their bib #.Today, I started to...

Course Cutting at Kiawah Results in Age Group Win

2016 Kiawah Island Marathon Map (Click to Enlarge)I have identified runners that have seemingly cut the course in Kiawah in the past. The course has changed over the years, but on a relatively small island, it is pretty much...

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...

False Boston Qualifying Times at The 2014 Marathon De La Baie Du Mt St...

As part of the Boston Project that was outlined in Runner's World, we flagged runners to review that finished in a significantly slower time than their Boston bib # would predict. 4 Runners were initially  flagged that qualified at...
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