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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

spotterofsimpleton wrote:

[quote]Simpleton wrote:

[quote]1 2 3 green wrote:

The reports from Laz about RY and his team being fairly incompetent really help to complete the picture for me.

It paints the image of an inexperienced ultra runner whose only intention was to increase his celebrity.
The inexperience is highlighted by the safety issues and the horrendous pacing. They just don't know any better and also likely didn't know that strings of 6:00 miles would raise eyebrows.
The whole thing was for publicity. Interviews, blogs, and social media took precedence over logistical details, data collection, and actually completing the task.
They never dreamed people would do anything other than take their word for it. In their minds the RV tracker was more of a cool toy for the fans rather than proof.

For that reason, I don't think all of the GPS data for the first half of the run exists. I'm sure they have some, but there is no way they have a continuous record of his runs, even from the GPS watch sitting on the dash of the RV. It never crossed their mind someone would ask for it.

I really wouldn't trust what this Laz says. It sounds like he has no clue himself.[/quote]

This is your chance to be a superhero - you should plot your escape from your mom's basement and get out there and do it right.

If there is one thing we can all agree on here at LRC is that we can trust "Simpleton"[/quote]

Not tonight. Ma's making meatloaf. Perhaps tomorrow I can get the keys.

Want me to get some more Depends for you while I'm out?

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