[quote]i hate cheats wrote:
Also, his splits look like he probably didn't use a mule bib. His ego would have wanted better splits than a downhill fade like he posted. That was one of the many smoking guns about the transcon record. He was posting splits that were erratic and unreasonable.
Don't take this too wrong (OK, take it as wrongly as you want), but I think you're just trying to deflect from the suspicious London effort. Let the Let's Run investigators delve into the splits and photo evidence.
The fact that this guy "ran" a 3:07 in the middle of a run across America, plus did an interview, points to shenanigans.
I also think that you'll get little traction drawing interest to some of those esoteric multi-day running records. Show that he cheated at the London marathon and you have internet clicks. Just ask Doubler.[/quote]
But on the other hand (a) there is a fair bit of corroborating evidence for the marathon and (b) it is pretty much in line with his parkrun times 18.55-> 3.01.
He could have faked everything of course but that would take ludicrous amounts of effort to keep all his pbs in sync.