Wiki states his PR is 139 miles in 24 hours, but I could not find evidence of this in any database. When or where he supposedly ran it is anyone's guess.
That is, again, a respectable tally for 24h, but even elite women are running further during the world championship, for example. Connie Gardner ran 150+ at the age of 50. Rob's total, if it were verified on an official certified course, wouldn't raise many eyebrows.
As others have stated, he's not a *bad* runner, per se. He's better than average, actually, even with that more humble 3:07. Scoff if you will, it puts him ahead of most of you "hobby joggers" in a typical marathon.
But, it's also not phenomenal. Or even great. Above average is just kind of where the line gets drawn. Above average doesn't typically set world records. Unknowns have stepped out before, but I really think he's gotten in over his head.
Most have said he comes off as a really nice guy. I think he is probably very likeable. I also think maybe there is *some* truth to his bizarre stories of abuse. I think all of it adds up to someone who desperately wants to "be somebody", but just might not have the talent to do it.
We shall see.