I was at a party/get-together last night and the sub 2 attempt got brought up (no one at the party was a serious runner, admittedly I'm not either though I used to be, but there were a few casual runners).
They were all talking about it and I mentioned that it wouldn't count for a WR and explained one reason was because of the rotating group of pacers. One guy asked "Oh why does he need pacers, why can't he just use his phone for that?"
I tried to keep a straight face and explain that the pacers were there to help block wind, etc. and then the guy was like "Oh of course that's cheating! No wonder it won't count."
Just a reminder that we all here on Letsrun live in a bubble in terms of the amount of running knowledge out there.