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Heavyd84
RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Zombie wrote:

Anyone else see on his website where it claims he slept an average of 3 hours a day ("average day sleep") for a consecutive 19 months, while running more than 26 miles per day sustained over that same period?

http://www.marathonmanuk.co.uk/running-stats/#Team

Do they mean he napped for an average of 3 hours during the day while then sleeping for 8-10 hours at night? Or do they seriously want us to believe that he ran > 180 miles per week on 3 hours sleep for a year and a half without a break?

Because if that's the case, he both needs to get help for his insomnia and must have some rare genetic mutation that should be studied.


They mean he slept 3 hrs per 24 hour period. You can't make this stuff up. (Ha) His wikipedia page is very entertaining https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_HP_Young
I like the quote from Daniel Lieberman,"Rob is one of the most extraordinary athletes I have ever measured, and his running form is exquisite"
Also, I would like to note that if you compare him to most other elite ultra runners, he is surprisingly not-skinny.

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