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Race Announcer Rudy Novotny Offers $10K to Charity if Bre Tiesi-Manziel Can Run A...

Bre Tiesi-Manziel gained unwanted notoriety last week after her claim of completing a sub two hour half marathon came under scrutiny. Timing data shows that for her time to be believed, she would have had to run...

After 13 Years of Running Unregistered, NYC Marathon Bandit Unapologetic

Keith proudly posted a photo after his 2018 NYC Marathon "finish". He does not appear in the results, but he did get a medal. Keith officially appears in the results of 2 New York City Marathons over the past 15 years. He says he...

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...

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...

Bandit Selfie Repeat – Popular Blogger Continues To Ignore The Rules

I’ve seen how dangerous it can be when someone wears a bib that isn’t theirs and needs medical attention mid-race. It puts the race organizers and volunteers, the medical professionals and the runner in a dangerous position. Would I...

How an Admitted Bib Forger Took Down Marathon Investigation

Two weeks ago, Valerie Reyes was featured in three separate articles on Marathon Investigation. Valerie was outed for running with forged bibs at numerous events. I originally estimated that she likely was responsible for faked entries worth...

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...

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....

“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...

Race Bandits Busted at Modesto Marathon

Banditing in races is wrong. I don't focus on race bandits as much as course cutters and other forms of cheating. But make no mistake, people that copy others' bibs are stealing. I would love to see the day...
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