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Heather Lieberg claims Austin Marathon Victory after a Literal Battle With Mary Akor

Heather Lieberg won The Austin Marathon. She was leading the elite women very early on in the race. Despite this, she found herself engaged in an unexpected battle with Mary Akor. Mary is an elite runner, who...

Cheating at Disney To Avoid The Balloon Ladies

A couple weeks ago I wrote 2 articles about the Disney Marathon. As a result, I've received messages regarding a  slightly different type of cheating. Cheating to avoid the balloon ladies. These runners aren't cheating to run Boston by claiming...

Ramon De La Rosa – 2016 Oakland Running Festival – Repeat Offender

Please take the time to read the original article on Ramon.https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2015/08/ramon-de-la-rosa-oakland-running.htmlIn summary, he missed the same mat from 2012 through 2015 at the Oakland Running festival, and the split times calculated where he missed the mat are impossible. He...

Update : Additional Information on Disqualified London Runner

Be sure to read this update as well.Photo Evidence Proves Timing Issue in London Marathon Disqualification of Ryan LeeSummaryRyan Floyd Lee Ran London as his first ever marathon. His official time was 3:58:32. He has since been disqualified, and...

Richard Perza – Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Akron Marathon, PF Chang’s RnR Arizona

Interesting case here. I was looking at this past weekend's marathons, and was particularly interested in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Looking at the course map, it seems there are multiple opportunities to cut the course. I have no...

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Timing Issue Explained

Before I even had the opportunity to start reviewing The Cleveland Marathon results, I received an email regarding the third place female finisher. My initial reaction was that there was a timing issue. No, it was not possible that she ran...

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...

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).

1 Week Until The Boston Marathon – Over 30 Found Cheating To Gain Entry

With just one week to go until the Boston Marathon, most runners are now in taper mode, getting ready for their trip to Boston. Some that were planning to be in Boston are trying to get refunds for canceled...

The Boston Marathon Project

I wanted to elaborate more on the project that was the topic of the Runner's World article. You can go to the bottom of this post for links to 3 particular cases that I felt warranted further attention.A group...
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