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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...

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....

Examination of World Record Marathoners Part 2 – Larry Macon

  As I wrote in the original article - Parvaneh Moayedi was my initial focus. The tips I received via email and on the message boards were primarily about Parvaneh. As I dug in deeper, I couldn't in good conscience...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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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