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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...

Serial Bib Thief Identified at Disney?

Last Weekend was The Disneyland Tinker Bell 10k and 1/2 Marathon Weekend. Not normally something I would take interest in. But this post was shared and drew quite a bit of attention.   What was especially interesting about this is that...

Jane Seo and Gia Alvarez – Similar Stories and Opportunities for Redemption

Whenever I write about running coaches, bloggers, or running clubs, the interest is high. Gia Alvarez Gia qualified legitimately for Boston 2015. However she was pregnant at the time of the race, and could not run in Boston that year. She...

Please Help Identify This Boston Runner

UPDATE: THE RUNNER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED - THANK YOUI received this email recently, and so far have been unsuccessful in identifying the runner on my own.I am hoping someone out there can help. If you believe that you know...

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...

Anita Carcone – Interview yields some answers, but raises additional questions

When I wrote the article on Anita Carcone, I focused on her over the top reaction to being disqualified from The San Diego International Triathlon. The story was less about the actual disqualification as it was her response. https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2018/07/disqualified-triathlete-anita-carcone.html “…I hope that...

Course Cutting Doctor Disqualified From USA Fit Marathon – No Longer has a Boston...

Last week I wrote about Dr. Leonard Raphael. He has had multiple marathons where he registered Boston Qualifying times, and in every case where splits are published, he missed mats. He also has been disqualified from the 2014 and...

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...

Unauthorized Bib Selling Goes Unchecked on MarathonGuide and Craigslist

If you search on marathonguide.com's bulletin boards  or Craigslist, you see a variety of posts from people looking to buy and sell race entries. For some races, like The Pittsburgh Marathon, transfers are allowed.  For most others, like Boston,...

Racepass.com Launch Raises Concerns From Races, Runners

  Racepass.com launched this week. From their press release: Launching today, Racepass, the first subscription-based membership for distance races, is reshaping racing with a platform that connects runners, race directors and race sponsors to get more people running more races. For a flat...
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