1 2 3 green wrote:
The reports from Laz about RY and his team being fairly incompetent really help to complete the picture for me.
It paints the image of an inexperienced ultra runner whose only intention was to increase his celebrity.
The inexperience is highlighted by the safety issues and the horrendous pacing. They just don't know any better and also likely didn't know that strings of 6:00 miles would raise eyebrows.
The whole thing was for publicity. Interviews, blogs, and social media took precedence over logistical details, data collection, and actually completing the task.
They never dreamed people would do anything other than take their word for it. In their minds the RV tracker was more of a cool toy for the fans rather than proof.
For that reason, I don't think all of the GPS data for the first half of the run exists. I'm sure they have some, but there is no way they have a continuous record of his runs, even from the GPS watch sitting on the dash of the RV. It never crossed their mind someone would ask for it.
You hit the nail on the head!