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‘Most Inspiring Trainer’ Finalist Ran with Another Runner’s Bib in 2017, Exaggerated Proximity to...

Katie Dolaher claims 2017 as her 7th Boston Marathon. She is not in the official results. She did not qualify or raise money. She ran with another's bib.   The original owner signed up as a charity runner. Katie ran with...

“Why I Cheated” A Race Cheater Caught – Why She Cheated And Her Attempt...

I was first made aware of "Linda" and her husband a couple of months ago.  It did appear that her husband had carried her bib in some races, but I didn't see the motivation. There was no Boston Qualifying...

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...

Suspicious Boston Qualifying Result for Team Lean.Strong.Fast Founder/Coach

Marlon following his Boston Qualifying Run Marlon Bascombe is a New York area fitness and running coach. He is a coach/founder of team Lean.Strong.Fast. It would appear that he has a large # of clients. While I could not find the...

“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....

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...

Strava Doesn’t Lie – Bandits Identified in Oakland

Part of my race review process is to look at Strava data. This process is relatively simple. You can look at a runner that participated in a race and view other results from the flyby feature.

Oiselle Doubles Down in Support of “Run Selfie Repeat” Blogger

Yesterday's article regarding Kelly Roberts and Oiselle sparked a debate on social media. It led to an apology by Kelly Roberts for banditing the races in question. Representatives of Oiselle commented as well on various platforms. Kelly's Apology Kelly posted an...

Letter of Apology From Runner That Took Extra Boston Marathon Medal

This afternoon, I received an email from the runner that I wrote about late last week that took two medals at the finish. With his permission, I am posting his apology: I am the runner from the Boston Marathon who took...

Walt Disney World – Where You Don’t Have to Run 26.2 Miles To Be...

The Walt Disney World Marathon is  a different beast. Not very many people chose this race to qualify for Boston. People run it to go to Disney, experience the parks and the atmosphere. There are some real challenges like the...
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