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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...

Marine Corps Marathon – 6th Place Female Appears To Have Cut Course This Year...

Brandy currently shows as the 6th place woman in the unofficial Marine Corps Marathon Results. I pulled down the complete results the evening of the marathon. Many of the runners with missing splits have been removed from the results....

More Information Comes Out As Additional Witness Claims Runner Took Train On Way To...

More information has come to light in regards to Alexander Schwarz, the German runner that allegedly took the train en route to a 2:59:28 Boston Marathon finish. I received an email last Tuesday from someone that spotted him on...

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...

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...

My Thoughts on Lehigh Valley’s Disappointing Decision on ‘Marathon Dad’ Mike Rossi, and More.

Late last Friday afternoon the Lehigh Valley Marathon Committee announced that Mike Rossi will not be disqualified despite compelling evidence that he did not run the full race. The race officials ignored evidence that Mike did not run 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....

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.

Questionable Disney Marathon Results Used for Boston and Age Group Award

While there has been much discussion regarding the Walt Disney World marathon, and those that cut the course, or pick up medals without an official result, there are also some instances where there is a tangible impact to the...

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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