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Foursquare Founder Issues A BIG Apology For His Wife's Phony Boston Marathon Bib!

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At least he's fessing up!

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley is now apologizing for his wife's silly decision to run the Boston Marathon using ANOTHER runner's official number.

Dennis explained that he and his wife, Chelsa Crowley, only stole the digits in hopes of completing the marathon earlier this week together after being separated after last year's bombing.

In a letter written on his personal blog, the app entrepreneur said:

"Yes, using a duplicate number to get Chelsa into the starting corral with me was wrong. I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together — but after trying unsuccessfully to get a charity number and trying unsuccessfully to officially transfer a number from an injured-runner friend, we did what we could to make sure we could run together in hopes of finishing together. I sent an email to Kathy Brown, the woman who rightfully earned #34033 to apologize for any disrespect, hurt feelings or confusion. Our intent was never to 'steal' anything from anyone — our intent was to finish the Boston Marathon together as we tried to do last year."


While it's totally sad Chelsa wasn't able to register, our mamas always taught us that stealing was NEVER right. Not only did they not pay the fees, but they also took away from Kathy's experience!

Seeing as Foursquare is one of the most popular apps EVER, we suggest the Crowleys use their fortune to at least make sure organizers get their rightful cash.

Regardless, Dennis DOES sound sincere and based on the public outrage, we doubt he'll be snatching numbers ever again!

Apology accepted!

[Image via Dennis Crowley/Twitter.]

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8 comments to “Foursquare Founder Issues A BIG Apology For His Wife's Phony Boston Marathon Bib!”

  1. beach says – reply to this


    And he's a found of a church (or is it cult?). No excuse. Even more embarrassing he's making excuses for being a loser and expects people to understand.

  2. beach says – reply to this


    Why would you accept an apology from anyone not playing fair? Say a lot about you and your morals.

  3. jackee says – reply to this


    what a piss poor apology.

  4. styler says – reply to this


    So the apology takes care of it??…This is a security breach…there should be an investigation….

  5. Dina says – reply to this


    Everyone should read about the history of running "bandits" before making comments. I am not saying it is right, but at the same time this isn't new or un-heard of. People have been doing this for years. There is actually a huge sub culture of runners who only run races without registering. Not really a security breach. At the end of the day, there are things far more important and worse than having someone wear the same number as you during a marathon. It doesn't lessen the accomplishment of the rightful owner of the bib. And, at the end of the day they all ran a marathon. Congrats to all.

  6. 6

    Why didn't she sign up for all those extra charity numbers??? It's not like there weren't numbers left. If it were so important to her, she should have PURCHASED her own entry.

    WHAT AN AS$HOLE!!! She thinks it's so important to run, but she won't make the effort to raise money for charity. I hate this woman. and, I JUST DELETED MY FOURSQUARE!!!!! BOYCOTT FOURSQUARE!!!!

  7. Sodone says – reply to this


    [re=6673264]Re: Dina You're so right. I guess that just makes it all that more okay. I mean, with everything going on in the world, what's one more lying loser? I mean, what's one more person who didn't actually qualify and who bragged about stealing a number? You Americans - the end always justifies the means.

  8. Heather says – reply to this