Great work! wrote:
Dude that's not Rob. It's just a smart poster who is cautioning us to think about what the mapmyrun data represents before knowing whether or not it can really be used to nail this fraud.
Silent Rob wrote:
Mapmyrun lets you enter whatever by building maps of repeat courses and copying them. Wouldn't say that means much of anything in either direction; I certainly wouldn't bother rebuilding the whole distance every time.
Unless those were uploaded from a GPS originally and you can find some leftover data proving he manipulated it, I'd say it's more or less zero proof of anything for anyone since the whole site is based on creating your own maps and logging your own times.
Concur. Back in 2004 most people didn't have fancy schmancy GPS gadgets. I used to hand my routes on Map My Run. If I ran a loop that I had done before, I just copied over the last time I did it.
I don't believe the story of his first three marathons but Map My Run is not a smoking gun.