In April 2015, a viral post on Facebook about the Boston Marathon kicked off a wave of controversy. In this week’s episode, we explore how that controversy turned into a full-blown movement. Today, a league of at-home vigilante race investigators are changing the way we police marathons online for everyone to see. The story takes us from a race in Pennsylvania to the Boston Marathon to a set of spreadsheets (yes, really) to a runner in a suburb in New Jersey. For those outed online, we wonder if the punishment fits the crime.
“Dozens Suspected of Cheating to Enter Boston Marathon” by Kit Fox
Marathon Investigation, Derek’s blog
*Host: Rachel Swaby
*Producers: Kit Fox, Rachel Swaby
*Editor: David Weinberg
*Theme music: Danny Cocke
*Human Race editor-in-chief: David Willey
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