[quote]One Q. Put to Bed wrote:
With working links this time!
It appears there was actually an event in Immenstadt Germany in 2004 - see it referenced here:
And here is the key evidence:
Robert Young 3rd in TM20 in 8-48.46
So he did compete in the European Long Course Champs and came third in his age group there. So that is that question put to bed.
Where are the official results?
We can't trust a forum post, he has lied about too many things.[/quote]
Okay, so someone mentioned him on a triathlon message board. Not conclusive proof but his time is listed as 8:48 or over an hour and 20 minutes slower than the fastest guy mentioned by that poster in the forum (who may or may not have been the winner since the full list or official result is not available). Sounds plausible if not exactly champion material...[/quote]
Bear in mind that the times on that post contain all age groups - so although he is 1hr 20 slower than the fastest time it is likely that would be a senior time while Rob would have been competing in a youth age category (20-24). Naturally they would be slower than grown men.