You have nailed it exactly. Narcissism. The asking for hero worship, the anger at being questioned, the manipulating of trying to divert blame for questions to the people asking 'just being haters' when the questions are more than legitimate. The waxy stories about being an abused child, the lie after lie after lie of accomplishments, the trying to attract a legion of needy followers to defend the narcissist in their indefensible actions. It sure is fun to watch the lengths narcissism will go to, the levels of crazy are high.
Weird that the only people supporting RY are also long-term grifters and cheats, (Lisa Smith-Batchen who 'ran a badwater four times' with no gps proof, 'for charity' with no proof money went to charity.) Narcissism. On her recent transcon, Lisa got caught, I mean medical emergency. She needed that payday, needs this one too. Same sketchy charity she was going to run for, lots of links among these grifters.
Between crew chief Dustin, the folks at skins, some of the charities who have vague missions and vague accounting, his other also grifters and also cheats in the states trying to spin this, how do you think they plan to divide the charity money among their favorite charity which benefits mostly themselves?
Simple to put this to rest:
gps tracking with cadence of the entire run, something even a weekend runner has access to.
Video of him running even 10 miles at the pace he claimed until being caught to have effortlessly run day after day throughout this (because he's so exceptional of course as all narcissists are).
An accounting of every single dollar donated to each charity and a full audit of each of those charities