I can't believe you guys are going soft on this guy.
I am absolutely not rooting for him.
You have a man who went into this challenge and started cheating almost immediately. He's also got a team of fellow liars in his RV, meaning the cheating was pre-meditated--that's fraud.
He can't even walk 50 miles a day now. That means he was never in good enough shape to have even considered doing this. That means he's deluded, or a fool, or knew the cheating would get him to the finish line.
By rooting for him, or feeling sorry for him, or finding newfound respect for him, you are legitimizing his cheating.
Sorry, this guy is a disrespectful joke who deserves no sympathy or respect.
And you realize that once he finishes, his self-aggrandizement will make us all wretch. His acts of foolishness will turn into acts of heroism and grit on the pages of his autobiography.