About This Show
Human Race is a podcast from Runner's World. Hosted by Rachel Swaby, Human Race focuses on long-form storytelling. It brings the depth and reporting you’ve come to expect from ambitious features in the magazine—but with the intimate and immersive aspects only audio can provide. Each week, we share a story about runners and the world of running.
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Episode 12: Villains and Vigilantes
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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.Additional Reading:“Dozens Suspected of Cheating to Enter Boston Marathon” by Kit FoxMarathon Investigation, Derek’s blogEpisode Credits:Host: Rachel SwabyProducers: Kit Fox, Rachel SwabyEditor: David WeinbergTheme music: Danny CockeHuman Race editor-in-chief: David WilleyHuman Race is a proud part of Panoply.Follow us on Twitter (@rwaudio) and Facebook (Runner's World Audio).