1) Rob Young has developed an injury. He has a stress fracture of a toe and cellulitis as shown by his facebook post here:
2) Laz has stopped following Rob Young as he feels that RY's quest for the record is over and he doesn't want to be responsible for his death.
Laz wrote in part,
in the final tally,
I am done because I do not want to be party to putting RY in the hospital.
last night, when he did go, was enough.
having seen his physical condition when we left,
I was afraid he might have serious issues.
the "run", for all intents and purposes, is over.
the required daily average, and his maximum daily potential met yesterday.
it was his second 60 mile day while we were here
and, this time it took the entire 24 hours to get it.
the death spiral was complete.
just to stay on pace he had to match yesterday's effort.
with no rest in between.
and he had to do that every day the rest of the run.
that is out of the picture.
looking at the tracker, he has still not moved today.
it is over.
That leads me to two questions.
1) Is anyone tracking Rob Young now. If he was cheating before, one woudl thnk he'd cheat again?
I emailed one of the guys with Laz and left a voice mail to try to find out.
2) Is RY still going at it?
PS. I'm off to dinner and will probablyl have 300 posts to read when I return.