I have a theory too wrote:
[quote]Mission Impossible? wrote:
[quote]Why is this even a question wrote:
So the guy ran 25.4 miles at essentially his marathon PR pace.
In the middle of a 3,000mi journey
In either crazy heat or the middle of the night
In the middle of a 70+mi day.
Yep. No issues here....
This is why we need boots on the ground, stat. I guess nobody is close enough to Rob to observe him up close and personal.[/quote]
Unlikely a person running at night would be locatible. Right now the primary goal is to come up with GPS data that validates the journey and the record. Secondary goal is to avoid being followed, tracked, filmed and verified in any way. Thus the reason to run at night. Choosing late spring/summer is the cover to validate the night running. It also gives a convenient excuse to avoid contact, citing safety reasons.
Cross continental run records mean very little, since they are essentially unverifiable and depend on word-of-honor.[/quote]
Exactly. When people asked "why would he attempt this in the summer?" the answer is, "because it's easier to hide evidence."
"It was blisteringly hot, so I ran only at night."
"You can't see me, because I only ran at night."