13 Apr '16, 9pm

Bib swappers, mules, and course cutters: dozens suspected of cheating to enter Boston

That’s what a firefighter in his 50s did last year. He cut the course at his qualifying race, a marathon in 2013, submitted a time he knew was false, and took a spot at the starting line in Hopkinton in 2015. “This is absolutely deflating,” he said after Runner’s World presented evidence of his course-cutting. “My life and my job are based on integrity. And I cheated.” The firefighter is one of at least 47 runners who skirted the rules last year to gain entry into the most prestigious marathon in the country, according to an investigation by race-results watchdogs. The investigation is ongoing. With its 119-year history and tough qualifying standards, the Boston Marathon has become one of America’s most prized race experiences, and gaining entry is more difficult every year . These days, it’s not as simple as running the qualifying time for your gender and age group. Regis...

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