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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).

‘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...

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...

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...

“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....

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...

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...

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.

The Philadelphia Marathon Gets it Right in 2019

If you go to the Philadelphia Marathon Results page, you are greeted with the below statement. https://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/info/results/ My latest data pull confirms that they have removed all of the obvious...
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