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Marathon Investigation Podcast #15 – Bre Tiesi-Manziel, Ultra Cheating, Back of The Packers &...

On this episode we talk about a variety of topics with repeat guest Tony Portera. Bre Tiesi-Manziel and an email I received from prisonThoughts on mid and back of the...

“I Will Run Boston For You” Bib Buyer is Revealed

"I Will Run Boston For You" I mentioned this classified in an article I posted about bibs wanted and bibs for sale from marathonguide and Craigslist. I responded to this ad posing as a potential buyer. I said that I...

20 Runners Identified Cheating To Run the 2016 Boston Marathon – So Far

After reviewing the 2015 Boston Marathon results, over 50 suspected cheaters were identified. Over 1400 were reviewed and 53 were deemed to have cheated in their qualifiers, or ran with someone else's bib. This is just a small sampling...

Marine Corps Marathon Analysis Uncovers Serial Course Cutter

I am mostly complete with my analysis of The Marine Corps Marathon Results. I already wrote about Brandy's course cutting. She has since been disqualified. During the deeper analysis more instances of apparent course cutting has been detected. In re-running the...

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...

Marathon Cheating Couple Disqualified from Surfer’s Point Marathon – Will be Removed From the...

Yesterday I updated an article about Jeffrey and Sheri Donnelly. They have cheated at multiple marathons in order to qualify for Boston in the past. They had a qualifying time at the 2015 Surfer's Point Marathon which they used...

Popular Blogger Banned from Boston

Gia Alvarez - banned from all future B.A.A. eventsAccording to popular blogger Gia Alvarez, (RUNgiaRUN) , she has been banned from running in all future BAA (Boston Athletic Association) races. Gia qualified for 2015 Boston marathon by running 3:32:50...

Analysis of Rock ‘N’ Roll DC Marathon Results – Runner With Questionable 2016 Boston...

I allowed some time to pass before posting on the Rock 'N' Roll DC Marathon. I've learned that the Rock N' Roll Race results are unofficial until 3 weeks after the race. I reported on these runners immediately after...

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).
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