I just watched it on ESPN SC Featured.
I thought it was interesting.
He's sticking by his story.
The other 2 guys in the van do seem believable and both said he wasn't in the van cheating. I feel like they would have 'felt' Rob jumping on the back of the van though. Sounds like we'll never know the whole truth.
In the future FKT attempts you'd have to embed a gps unit with cadence ability into someomes arm. With the current technology all you have to do is hand off your watch like a relay team.
Young has spent the last couple of years working on such a device at Imperial College London. He is currently trialling said device in readiness for a fresh attempt on the record next year.
He has already contacted Laz and other Ultra compatriats to support his run and ensure there is no ambiguity in this attempt.
I understand he expects to complete the distance at least 1 day ahead of the record based on his current physical conditioning and periodised programme.
Just in case anyone had forgotten.... wrote:
Asher is cute!
Rob's "childhood abuse" never happened.
And of course Dustin knew what was going on.
He is now working at the Manitoba Tigella in London.
Bumping cause its funny
On DUV website, rob still doesn’t have a single ultra as long as what he claimed to be running every day!
Asher looks like Jamin's long lost brother (15:55 into the video).
chad warden CWIZZY be ballinnnnnn'
Coffee Grind wrote:
Man, I miss this thread. This was one of the most entertaining sagas ever. I would hit refresh over and over just to see what was going to happen next. Fake Laz was brilliant. I was on the edge of my seat and laughing so hard my wife thought I was nuts.
Yeah, I remember refreshing this thread constantly at work - good times!
LetsRun certainly set a precedent in oversight for these runs. That run across Canada this year disappeared before it even got to the middle.
Wow what a thread! I found this on xmas day and did a lot of reading about Rob Young and I think I have something new to offer here.
My interest concerns Peter Wells, a former teacher of mine and the guy who fostered and eventually adopted Rob Young.
"He worked as the deputy headmaster at a private school . . . He didn't have any family of his own and we enjoyed each other's company . . . By the time I was 13, Peter had applied to be my legal guardian so I moved into his house and out of the children's home for good."
Rob was born in 83 so Peter Wells applied to be Youngs legal Guardian in 96, two years after he "left" his job at Keble Preparatory School (1976-94). I had heard that he'd been let go after it was discovered that he'd been less than truthful about his qualifications, but in light of a recent news story I now know that was an excuse.
This December Peter, now 72, was convicted of historic child sexual abuse offences spanning from the 70s through the 90s. He was a teacher, athletics coach, scout master and predatory pedophile who was somehow allowed to foster/adopt a 13 year old boy.
I'm left wondering how much Wells influenced Young and in what ways.
A former scout leader and teacher in Enfield has been sentenced to 15 years in jail after he was convicted of sexually abusing three boys during a 16-year period.
Peter Wells, 72 (08.07.46) of Sheldon Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, was convicted on Tuesday, 27 November of seven counts of indecent assault and five of gross indecency after a two-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.
He was sentenced at the same court on Friday, 7 December.
All the offences took place during a period from 1974 to 1992. The victims were aged between eight and 13 years old.
The court heard that Wells carried out the sexual abuse when he was employed as a teacher at Keble Preparatory school in Enfield and when he was a scout leader within the district of Edmonton in the 1970s and also as an athletics coach for Enfield and Haringey Athletics.
Detectives in the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences (CASO) unit began an investigation in March 2017 after one of the victims reported the incidents to police. Subsequent police enquiries revealed two other victims who were also approached and willing to assist police in this investigation.
The three victims subsequently attended a north London police station and video interviews were carried out.
The first victim, who is now in his 50s, reported that Wells had taken an “unhealthy interest” in him when he was a pupil at Keble Preparatory School.
He told detectives that Wells had abused him on a number of occasions on school trips and after athletics sessions during a seven-year period.
A second pupil said Wells abused him over a four-year period during his time at the school.
The victim, now in his 40s, said Wells put his hand inside his clothing an inappropriately touched him on numerous occasions.
The third victim, also in his 50s, said Wells abused him during his short time as a cub scout whilst Wells was scout leader.
Wells was arrested on 24 March 2017. In police interview, he denied the allegations of sexual abuse.
Detective Constable Keith Kimberley, of the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: “The lengthy prison sentence handed to Wells reflects the long-lasting impact of the sexual abuse, which took place over the course of 16 years.
“I would like to commend the bravery of the victims in coming forward and reporting this abuse. This conviction shows that it is never too late to report sexual offences and I would urge anyone affected by this investigation to come forward and speak to police.”
Thanks, that explains a lot.
T BONE wrote:
Sounds like we'll never know the whole truth.
Just a reminder that just because some people are lying, it doesn't mean we don't know the whole truth.
Yes, even in 2018.
I met Rob Young in 2015 (during the race across America that he also won by doing many stages at night without oversight) and he certainly exhibited schizophrenic qualities during our interactions shown by some abused youths. Made me wonder about his background and made me doubt his run even more.
Are you a psychologist?
What were the exhibited schizophrenic qualities?
Welcome, Dr Phil! Since Robert Young we’ve had additional cheaters, so your input will be in demand.
Approaching Asher Delmott day again. Anyone planning anything special this year?