WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chasing Cheaters

Derek Murphy is an amateur Marathon investigator who investigates potential runners who have cheated during Marathons across the country.

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Derek Murphy is an amateur Marathon investigator. He says he caught hundreds of runners cheating at Marathons all over the world.
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Derek Murphy, retired Marathoner, now investigates potential cheating in his spare time.
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Derek Murphy caught this runner cutting the course by zooming into her mile-tracking watch in her finish line photo. She later admitted cheating.
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Derek Murphy runs the popular blog MarathonInvestigation.com
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Amanda Nurse
Monday will be Amanda Nurse’s 15th Marathon. She is frustrated that legitimate runners are turned away from Boston as cheaters take coveted spots.
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Marathoner Amanda Nurse says cheaters should earn their bibs.
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Amanda Nurse shows us the tracking chip in a Marathon bib.
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Amanda Nurse runs 12-14 miles every day to legitimately train for Boston.
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Runners post on boards like Craig’s List looking to buy or sell Boston Marathon bibs.
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The Boston Athletic Association says runners who cheat are a tiny minority at the Boston Marathon.
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