The data has been uploaded from his watch to his TomTom sports account. No one needs to touch the watches.
Get someone there with a video (from a phone) to log into his TomTom account (he has already uploaded the data) click on the suspect sections one by one. This will then bring up a map showing where he ran, his splits (if he has auto-miles turned on) and his cadence.
This is all that needs doing. You don't need to fly a Strava employee out there or touch his watch.
Thanks for explaining it. I still thing having a Strava employee fly out would help.
So he's got proof he ran but won't share it? He's either an amazing PR man (hold it until the end) or an utter fraud.
One last tech question, do you think the TomTom data would make it clear ot everyone one way or the other as to whether he cheated or not?[/quote]
If he has automiles on then yes this will prove it. Remember every quote and race talks of him going out at a crazy pace and slowing up. When we see 30+ mile sections (with ascents) at sub 7:00 min/miling if he started at 6'30 pace, and finished at 7'00 then it is possible that he was the worst pacer in the world (in normal races) and he is a lot better than his pbs.
His cadence is automatically logged (you cannot turn it off) if we see a cadence of 160 on the slower sections, and then 0 on the ridiculously long and quick ones then we know he was in an RV.
He needs to show the mile splits and the cadence to help convince the doubters (and we can then see the route he took). The cadence is definitely there and this might prove he cheated.