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RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Bangers and Mash wrote:

[quote]Huck Finn wrote:

From Laz on Facebook

Unfortunately it's obvious he did cheat. He was posting world record distance times when not being watched and now he has been watched he struggled to manage half that distance and has picked up an injury. Some people will not look at the evidence or not have the experience in this sport to know what is and not possible pace early in the race. Showboating by watching movies and sight seeing after a 80 mile day in record time. Now 60 miles and not capable of even having time to rest.
It's such a shame as he is a nice guy and has plenty of guts and potential but has tarnished his credibility. His only hope if he thinks he has not cheated is to provide the watch and gps data from the run's but I doubt that will ever happen now his run is over and his hopes of the record gone.
Also it will be interesting to see if he takes the team up on their offer to compete in a 10 day race alongside other runners and prove his ability he "showed" in the first 2 weeks when he was elite world class pace.

Really? That pace he was running early on was "world class"?

I think I need to enter some ultra races. Does anyone know if there is any money in it?[/quote]

I guess you haven't been paying attention.

You should give the Transcon a go and see if you can maintain the miles per day that RY was claiming, day after day after day, west of the Mississippi. The effort claimed was indeed exceptional and would only be possible by someone with world class ability which is why the ultralist and team geezer started questioning it in mid May.

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