Scam is the man! wrote:
Another way to look at it ... after Day 1, she would have had to average 3.61mph for 21.14 hours per day.
I don't think so.
But it was potentially an impressive effort by her. Now it's tarnished by her fibs.
From the 12 hour live stream videos, her total average speeds for both asymptote to about 3.45 mph, which I believe is what we would get if we actually get all the live stream videos instead of the 3.61 mph average speed found that included the short videos (and +2% benefit) that would not have shown the same amount of rest as the long videos. If you look at the spreadsheets, you can see that she alternates between running and walking speeds interspersed with periods of rest too get fixed up.
If I can verify that Amy Hughes did not engage in other cheating activities in the missing live stream videos, then I agree with you that her run can be considered impressive even if she didn't break the world record. It's a shame that she and Dave Keighley had to make it such a fuss and play sleight of hand with information.