LRC to the Rescue. wrote:
Seems like he is not a quitter. We'll see.
Because, basically, he has already "won" no matter what. If he blows up, "I gave it my best but those accusations hurt and having people stalk me was too much". If he finishes after the record "I overcame great adversity and finished". If he gets the record "Look at me for being amazing".
When it comes to running, Guinness is nondeterministic in its application of rules. Don't count on it being over just because he doesn't want to give letsrun chowderheads his data. He doesn't have to do that. Actually, for his likely desires, he'd probably be silly to do that. So he will ignore it. He apparently has what Guinness wants. Plus the money. Thing to know about Guinness is that they like to be paid. You pay them and things happen.
And as has been noted, aside from fame, there's the fortune aspect. Without an eyeball on him riding in the van, there is no eyewitness of cheating. It'll look hinky forever, but if letsrun is seriously going to play the fraud card against the charity, that is harder than just being pissed off on an old timey message board.
What this stuff can do is seriously curtail the influx of new devotees to Robert Mandela Christ, Inc.
Also MAYBE put a little extra fear or thoughtfulness for the next huckster who wants to make fast money off something like this.