15 Apr '17, 8pm

Boston Marathon Bans 15 Runners Ahead of 2017 Race

Boston Marathon Bans 15 Runners Ahead of 2017 Race

In the year since Murphy and Runner’s World published a report examining the 2015 Boston Marathon field , which found 47 runners who entered the race without a legitimate qualifying time—the 46-year-old suburban dad has built a small race results sleuthing empire. Related: Dozens Suspected of Cheating to Enter Boston Marathon Murphy’s blog has garnered more than 2.4 million views since he started it in 2015. He’s been featured on Today and NPR . And he’s received hundreds of tips from runners around the world hoping he will eradicate dishonesty in the sport—and more specifically, the Boston Marathon. Ahead of this year’s race, Boston Athletic Association (BAA) officials confirmed that they barred at least 15 runners from competing due to Murphy’s work. “These people would be getting an experience they didn’t earn,” Murphy told Runner’s World . “The BAA has been very respon...

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