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Runners Misdirected in Two Marathons This Past Weekend

  The Woodlands Marathon   As spelled out in the letter from race officials, the lead motorcycle took a wrong turn, resulting in runners cutting 0.8 miles off of the course. One runner that I spoke with had the following to say: "I couldn't...

Cheating is Being Tolerated at Honolulu Marathon – My Response To Race Officials

      Last week, I made a post regarding course cutting at The Honolulu Marathon. The post was not meant to be a criticism of the race itself, but more of a commentary on the prevalence of course cutting in marathons....

Richard Perza – Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Akron Marathon, PF Chang’s RnR Arizona

Interesting case here. I was looking at this past weekend's marathons, and was particularly interested in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Looking at the course map, it seems there are multiple opportunities to cut the course. I have no...

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...

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...

Habitual Course Cutter Disqualified From Boston Marathon

George Taylor is no longer in the official Boston Marathon results. As seen above, and previously reported, George had missed the same timing mat in the past three Boston Marathons.   In my previous article on George, I showed how this would...

Runner Used Questionable Philadelphia Result to Register for The 2017 Boston Marathon

I came across this runner during a review of 2017 Boston registrants. This runner's only qualifying time was from the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon. She finished the race in 3:52:46.     2015 Philadelphia Marathon Results Looking at her Philadelphia result, the questionable time is...

Guinness Responds Regarding Parvaneh Moayedi World Records

Parvaneh Moayedi recently claimed her 1001st Marathon completed. I have written a few articles pointing to the evidence and eyewitness accounts disputing the authenticity of this claim. I have previously written about her Guinness records.   Most Marathons Run in One...

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...

“Twin Gate” – Runner Disqualified From Chicagoland Marathon

Earlier this week, I received word from the timer that Holly was officially removed from the results of The 2018 Chicagoland Marathon. Publicly, Holly was quiet after the initial articles. Her sister, Heather, who ran and entered Boston under Holly's name was...

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