To the 'doubler' detractors. wrote:
Yeah, he's doing something a few people think he shouldn't, so friggin what, they should get over it and move on otherwise they come across as the same as the person they're having a go at. Incidentally, there seem to be more in favor than against.
I think there is a real possibility the few people who don't like what he's doing are the cheaters or the cheaters friends. So many people have already pointed out the obvious - there is a reason people cheat at marathons and it's not to keep their time a secret. They want the public attention. Well, that cuts both ways. The real simple solution is to simply not cheat. If you do cheat, those that are forgotten quickly are the ones that apologize. So, apologize if you get caught.
Personally - much like true crime - I find the marathon cheating stories interesting. I don't think it's public shaming at all, I think it's public interest. It's just so crazy the lengths people go to and crazy people are interesting.
First of all it's very clear this is public shaming came in I think Derek would admit to that
Secondly it to be us are going to say anyone who disagrees with derricks methods must be a cheater. It's like you idiots live in a binary world
You could dislike the cheaters and dislike Derek's method. The two ideas aren't mutually exclusive.
Of all my running friends that I know more people than not think Derek is questionable person. And these are people who would never cheat.
I think some of the losers here love to celebrate other people's failures. There's a lot of good things and running but people like Derek and people cheer him on only highlight the negative. It's kind of sad