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NYC Running Crews Condone and Encourage Banditing and Bib Copying

I received an anonymous email a little while back regarding a couple of NYC running clubs that promote the banditing of races through copying of bibs. They are brazen and unapologetic. I cannot take credit for uncovering this information. Thanks...

Racepass Responds To Criticism

Prior to posting my article on Racepass on Friday, I had reached out to them with some questions.  They responded with a link to a blog post. They also posted this link on my thread on Facebook. Racepass is attempting to...

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...

Not Cool? Or Not a Big Deal?

There were a couple of things that I've seen regarding The Boston Marathon that struck me other than the reports of alleged cheating.   Red Rover On Monday, I came across the a picture and a  Facebook post I made that generated...

Racepass.com Launch Raises Concerns From Races, Runners

  Racepass.com launched this week. From their press release: Launching today, Racepass, the first subscription-based membership for distance races, is reshaping racing with a platform that connects runners, race directors and race sponsors to get more people running more races. For a flat...

Race Bandits Busted at Modesto Marathon

Banditing in races is wrong. I don't focus on race bandits as much as course cutters and other forms of cheating. But make no mistake, people that copy others' bibs are stealing. I would love to see the day...

Marathon Investigation Partners With 6AM Run

Marathon Investigation announces partnership with 6AM Run. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a situation regarding a 6AM Run Ambassador. The athlete continually exaggerated his accomplishments on social media and on The 6AM...

Runner Disqualified After Claiming 2nd Place in Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon

  Photo taken approximately 1-1/2 miles from the finish The initial 2nd place finisher of the Ft. Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon was disqualified Sunday night. She cut the course. Splits: 10K - 44:22 13.1  - 1:21:46 These results would equate to a 7:09 minute/mile pace...
Boston Marathon

19 Runners Disqualified From The 2017 Boston Marathon

As I posted last week, many of the runners that I have written about have been disqualified from Boston. These disqualifications included Alexander Schwarz,  the runner who, according to 3 witnesses hopped the train in order to record a...

London Marathon – Bib Swapper Claims Age Group Award

There have been plenty of reports of course cutting and bib swapping at The London Marathon. There have also been plenty of false alarms ( more on that at the end of the article).
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