This is weird. A friend who ran Boston got a PM stating a different person claimed on her FB page to have run Boston. She couldn't be tracked because "BAA got her name incorrect" but provided the bib number of the friend who actually ran the race. The first name and first few letters of the last name are the same (Tina Ch.....) so we think she was just trolling the entrant list to find a similar name.
Tina Chirgwin (the legit Boston runner, who gave me permission to post) was sent a PM from a friend of Tina Chxxxx (the fake) who wanted to notify her of this. It kind of blew up from there. The fake runner clearly knows nothing about running. What worries me most is Tina Chirgwin raised money as a charity entrant, so it's possible Tina Chxxxx faked her way through fundraising, just to keep the money. Possible fraud. Faker's previous running experience seems to be in 5Ks, which she calls half-marathons.
Tina Chxxxx posted pics of her with a mylar blanket as if it were post race. No pictures were found, in fact, the only pictures from the bib number are the legit ones of Tina Chirgwin. The faker was asked about posting pictures with the bib, didn't want to post them because "they cost $80 to buy". She also doesn't seem to have tanned out on the course at all and has a BAA jacket. Of course, even Mike Rossi ran the full marathon distance, even if he cheated to get in here?
What do you think Reddit? Real Tina was trying to figure out how to handle this.
The PM that started it all: http://imgur.com/a/1wQCy
No taper needed: http://imgur.com/a/CmN8C
The different Tinas: http://imgur.com/a/Kw7AX