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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

1 2 3 green wrote:

[quote]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.[/quote]

Yeah, no way his claims are true. The avg Joe doesn't see that there is barely any verification on the ultra running scene. He can get away with twisting and stretching the truth but he's going to get caught in a big lie sooner or later, they all do.

Rob - you are getting way too close to the sun brother. Actually, you probably got too close already since we are talking about you here.

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