Kev, even now the 'scrutiny' being applied to this record attempt bears no comparison to say a track world record. If Bekele had stepped onto the infield for a second, even one stride, back in 2005 his record would have been over. Thousands of people watched every stride from the stadium, loads of officials, electronic timing precise to 0.01s. Go to youtube and you can watch THE ENTIRE RACE (its in two parts)!
Now contrast that with what Robert Young is offering (and maybe previous attempts too, not singling him out here).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t261n03sBghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhiGCXZZPPU
All we have had so far in the US is a tracker which even now I'm confused whether it was on the van or the runner or a mixture of the two, and some summary only GPS logs,Guiness who will authenticate it for record purposes are not present. That's like those officials at Brussels only coming into the stadium after Bekele had finished!
So in summary I don't think Rob has anything to complain about. I think he has been a bit naiive, everything is live on the net these days or people will ask questions. OK streaming the whole thing live might have been a stretch but doable I would say? And failing that, regular daily uploads to a mapping site like Strava is a minimal requirement.