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]
I'm not saying that he needs to have a faster marathon PR to be a good ultra/multi-day/stage-race runner. I'm saying that I'm incredulous about him having a marathon PR of 2:41 and winning 96 of 420 marathons/ultras run in a consecutive 420 day period. His website says he covered a total distance equal to 476 marathons in those 420 races, over a span of 420 days, so he averaged about 29.7 miles per day and equally 29.7 miles per race, since he claims to have run 1 race per day on average.
First off, how do you find 420 marathons/ultras in 420 consecutive days?
Secondly, how do you find 96 marathons/ultras averaging