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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

SteelTownRunner wrote:

[quote]Zombie wrote:

I doubt that any of his wins were achieved with even locally competitive times. He says his marathon PR is 2:41 on his website - how many marathons are won at 2:41+ in the UK these days?

No need to take away from your argument. Yes, let's say his PR is 2:41. He *may* not need a faster marathon PR to be an excellent multi-day runner. A 4hr marathon pace in the course of a mutliday is blazing, but of course, 26-27 miles per day ain't a multi-day; it's a stage race. It's also quite possible that with specificity in training for the marathon, he'd be faster. I happen to agree with you, but don't say that his PR is evidence of faulty claims when it seems reasonable. Not every sub 2:20 marathoner is a good 24hr or multiday runner (eg, Don Ritchie), and some 3hr marathoners are stellar for 48hrs + (eg, Traci Falbo, yet to crack 3 in the marathon, but has run ~150 for 24hr, 244 for 48hrs).[/quote]

His PRs listed dont match up though.

A talented ultra runner (that he claims to be) with a 30:47 10k and 68 Half should give you a marathon faster than 2:41 regardless of specificity of training.

Another odd thing, his 5k pr is listed as 15:56. Slower than his 10k pace.

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