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rtucker6508
RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Ulister wrote:

[quote]Jim Cantore- The Weather Chann wrote:

[quote]Crackhead or World Champion? wrote:

The fact that no one can say for certain whether the person in the video is:

1. A crackhead wandering aimlessly
OR
2. A man breaking a running record

Says all we need to know.


If this is not an indictment on the whole Ultra "running" movement, I am not sure what is.[/quote]


Let me preface by saying that Rob is not indicative of the ultra community.

Second, I know you think you are being funny, but let's see you TRY an ultra. Anyone can run a 10K or even a marathon. An ultra. That is a huge step up from what normal runners can accomplish. When you finish something like Western States or a multi-day event you come talk to me. Until then show some respect.[/quote]

The real interesting tidbits are that most Ultra runners do run 5k, 10k, 1/2 and full marathons... in fact, probably faster than most on this wonderful forum. As an example: which one of you guys can run the Boston Marathon in reverse at about an 8:30/mile and then turn around and do the actual race at 6:30/mile with a 30 minutes rest, or the Comrades Marathon at a 6:56/mile average for 55.6 miles? Or maybe the Olympic trials marathon in 2:17, or maybe even 100 miles in 11:47 (fyi, that would be about a 7:00/mile pace for 4 consecutive marathons)....

Sounds like some pretty slow guys to me.

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