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200 Bandits Pulled Off The Course of The Miami Marathon

Bandits exist at every race. Boston used to unofficially welcome them. That was before the 2013 bombing. I wrote a number of articles after Boston 2016. There were runners that forged bibs, or used their bib from 2015 to get through...

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...

Road Runner’s Club of America Issues Statement Regarding Racepass

From RRCA.org The Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations dedicated to growing the sport of running since 1958.  RRCA membership ​includes running clubs, training programs, running events, runners, walkers, coaches, sponsors, and...

Couple Admits To Bib Swapping after Wife Claims 2nd Place at Treasure Coast

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Serial Bib Thief Identified at Disney?

Last Weekend was The Disneyland Tinker Bell 10k and 1/2 Marathon Weekend. Not normally something I would take interest in. But this post was shared and drew quite a bit of attention.   What was especially interesting about this is that...

The Last Runner to Qualify for Boston?

Registration has closed for The 2017 Boston Marathon, and those that have been accepted have been notified.Boston accepted all applicants that ran 2 minutes and 9 seconds under their qualifying time, leaving scores of runners that met the qualifying...

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).

Despite Evidence of Cheating, Runners Remain in Disney Results

A few weeks ago, I posted about a Team In Training Runner. TEAM IN TRAINING COACH HAS QUESTIONABLE QUALIFYING TIMES This runner has qualified for The Boston Marathon while running at Disney each of the past three years. (Including a qualifier for...

‘Patriot Runner’ and The Banditing Controversy at Boston

Since the Boston Marathon, I have been receiving a steady stream of emails. Included in these were emails from runners that found photos of others using forged bibs when they logged into marathofoto.com to review their pictures. I posted an...
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