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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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

No Shortage of Course Cutting at the 2016 Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu is a very large marathon, with over 22,000 finishers. There were a large # of runners that missed timing mats - some of this would be expected with the large # of runners crossing in a short period...

“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...

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...
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