second thought wrote:
This is one the most important posts in the thread. If he really is mentally retarded (or whatever PC diagnosis you have) that would explain a lot. For example his erratic pacing or his uploading of photos of pro cyclists, etc. I've met ruthless swindlers who are extremely likable guys but Robert doesn't fit into that category. All his cheating/lying is so obvious.
No he is not mentally retarded, he is rather clever.
A mentally retarded person doesn't create a community of followers who worship him like a god, who sponsor him, who donate crazy amounts of money to him...
He is a narcissist, craving for attention and fame.
Without Asher, he would have broken the record and been considered a running god in the UK.