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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America
Nothing like a LR cheat thread to keep you from your work!

My ten cents worth.....

A lot of his stats are suspect, I'd imagine they were sexed up either by himself, a publisher, or friend. He probably was involved to a far lesser degree in Triathlon, team cycling etc - I saw a post with a link to a World Tri (age grade) meet? Performance was poor though.

I do remember his 370 odd marathons in year in 2014 though. He was running the same course in Richmond park during the week alongside 20-40 recreational runners who supported his efforts, then taking part in marathons/Ultras at weekends. Here are back to back efforts for Leicester and Dublin below;

There was a lot of coverage at the time in the UK, and people were questioning the legitimacy of it, hence why he ran registered meets at weekends and had an entourage on the Richmond efforts.

I also vaguely remember seeing reference to his parkruns being ran either as a "friendly" effort chatting to other runners, or with him pushing a buggy with his son in it. There were some pictures in the a news rag with him doing this in 20.xx. This probably suggests he is a 16-17min/5k runner.

Still this doesn't explain the RV incident, and the PB stats.

I think he is likely a capable Ultra runner but has an exaggerated performance history.

Looking forward to see how this develops and what happens when the LR team catch up and run a week with him.

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