I am sure the ultra guys are good people. But. Their sole task is to keep an eye on RY. According to this latest account, when they went back to find Rob they were informed that he had stopped for a massage. A massage takes a good chunk of time. How long is he actually out of their view to do God only knows what?
Seems like the ultra guys are there to make sure he doesn't cheat his way to this record. They don't need to be up his butt about every little thing. That record is probably something that's actually pretty meaningful to these guys who have been competing in/managing ultras for decades. If I were in their shoes, I wouldn't care if RY claimed to simply complete the distance as long he doesn't set some ridiculous record that no one attempting the event honestly could ever come close to. Don't forget, they were making plans to head out there before this thread even started.