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Sean “Run Bum” Blanton Under Fire for Altering Results and for Alleged Inappropriate Behavior

Sean "Run Bum" Blanton is the owner and Race Director of Run Bum Tours. The Run Bum website lists eleven events, including The Georgia Death Race (GDR). On Friday, May 1, Ashley Heclo noticed that her 2016 GDR result was changed to...

Keeping our Distance – Virtual Races can Fill a Void

We all want life to get back to normal. Unfortunately we are probably a long way off from getting back to normal. Until then, we all should do what we can to be responsible, and to help slow the spread of...

Marathon Investigation During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic is at the top of everyone's mind, and will be for a long time. There have been no major races since The LA Marathon was held on March 8th. On March 8th there were "only" 550 confirmed cases in...

Coronavirus Threatens Race Season

To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated! The Coronavirus (COV-19) is changing our daily lives. Events are being...

Bib Muling, and Course Cutting: Boston Entrant Has Two Bogus Qualifying Times

To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated! In February of 2019, S. Cho recorded a finish time of...

The Other Side: Runner Bumped from Podium Reaches Out

To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated! After I published the article about cheating at The Marathon of...

Couple Admits To Bib Swapping after Wife Claims 2nd Place at Treasure Coast

To support Marathon Investigation, you can make a contribution by clicking on the bottom of the page, or go to Paypal.me/marathonsleuth. Everyone's support is appreciated! Sunday March 1 The Marathon of The Treasure Coast was...

Philadelphia Bib Mule Gains Boston Entry for Undeserving Runner

Brandon has never been a fast runner. Like many of us, it seems that his goal was just to finish the distance. He has run quite a few half marathons and marathons over the years. He even completed The Goofy Challenge at...

‘Magical’ Boston Qualifier Remains in Results at Disney

Most course cutting at Disney is done towards the back of the pack. Some runners cut to avoid the infamous 'balloon ladies'. The balloon ladies are the unofficial sweepers. They start at the back...

El Paso Marathon Issues Permanent Bans after Bib Swapper Crosses Line in First Place

KTSM reported that" Joe Morales" won The El Paso Marathon on Sunday with a time of just over 3 hours.  In the first marathon of his life, San Antonio native Joe Morales put in...

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