I guess I’ve been around so long I have a persona, and I’m grateful for such compliments. I’m easy to research, still doing the same local 24-hour each year, recent PR of 70 miles.
Yes, I’ve concluded that David Proctor is cheating. Same reasons that have been given since the start by others, as well as in my editorial. With Robert Young two years ago, it took some time and effort, and I don’t know if anyone wants to do the same again. The skeptics were abused and you got me instead, I don’t know how you feel about the exchange!
I’ve certainly never been popular, but in five transcon races I got 48 of 93 starters all the way to the finish line.
Easiest way to say it is, everything we’ve seen is a red flag, nothing is even slightly plausible and much of it is clearly impossible, in the context of a run this long. Best you can say of David Proctor and his group is, in a situation where consistency is paramount, we’re starting to get consistent cheating around 110 kms a day. Starting to act serious, at least!
The 12-hour days seem to indicate that they’re too lazy to cheat for 16 hours a day.
The technology supposedly justifies the crazy numbers, the “witnesses” (no major figures weighing in yet on Dave’s side) personally attack the skeptics. An interesting marriage of high-tech and low-brow, something for everyone!
By all means, attack me. I don’t think it’s the best way, but if I can be a lightning rod and draw attention away from others, then I accept this role.