Foursquare Founder Dennis Crowley Issues Apology for Wife Who Stole Boston Marathon Runner’s Bib Number

Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, tweeted this photo of himself with his wife, Chelsa Crowley, before the Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.
Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, tweeted this photo of himself with his wife, Chelsa Crowley, before the Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.

The founder of Foursquare issued a public apology today on behalf of his wife, who illicitly ran the Boston Marathon using another runner’s official number.

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and his wife, Chelsa Crowley, ran the marathon together earlier this week after attempting to complete it together in 2013. But days later, another marathon runner accused Crowley of running the marathon as a “bandit,” or someone who doesn’t officially register to run or pay any fees.

Kathy Brown told ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston that she registered through the official channels and was running for a charity, which earned her a real bib number. After the race, she logged onto a photo website to see the pictures taken of her running.

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“I opened it up looking for the pictures of me and there were some in there and they came out really good, but then I saw this other woman,” Brown told WCVB.

“It was pretty easy to figure out that someone just made a fake bib,” said Brown.

With a little research, Brown found that Chelsa Crowley was one of those people. Crowley had put her Twitter handle on the bib, and had Tweeted about running as a bandit.

“I put that work in and it wasn’t fair that someone else didn’t have to do that. That was my first thought,” said Brown.

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Source: ABC News | COLLEEN CURRY

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