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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vermont City Marathon 2013 and 2015 – 3 girls – 1 bib.

I found these results when looking at splits for the 2015 Vermont City marathon.Same guy:2015 Vermont City Marathon M/57 Bib # 1569 missed all splits 3:50:232013 Vermont City Marathon M/55 Bib # 1664 missed all splits 3:47:422001 Vermont City...

Please Help Identify This Boston Runner

UPDATE: THE RUNNER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED - THANK YOUI received this email recently, and so far have been unsuccessful in identifying the runner on my own.I am hoping someone out there can help. If you believe that you know...

Update: Vermont City Marathon 2013 and 2015 – 3 girls – 1 bib.

This is a follow up to the article I posted on May 27th. Vermont City Marathon 2013 and 2015 - 3 girls - 1 bib. The quick summary is that I noticed the missed splits from this runner's results, and checked...

2016 Boston Marathon Review Update

Thank you for all the tips, keep them coming!Even if I don't respond to your email, I am taking note of all the tips that I am receiving, and will make sure that those runners are included in the...
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