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RE: RY goes international

Racergirl wrote:

The French press have now taken an interest:

Here is a rough translation from google translate:

Briton Robert Young, who won the Trans America in 2015, was attacked late May to record the solo crossing of the United States. But his attempt is questioned by American runners, who suspect him of cheating. At 33, Robert Young is an icon in England, with its incredible history. Child beaten in his childhood, former top triathlete, he discovered the marathon in 2014, it will run 370 marathons and ultras in 1 year experience recounted in a book, and widely reported in the British media.
Robert Young

Robert Young

Robert Young was attacked May 14 the challenge of establishing a new record of the United States Crossing, to erase 46 days 8 hours and 36 minutes, dating from 1980. The man knows what he's talking, he won the 2015 edition of the mythical "Trans America" ​​3100 miles long.

Can not find the middle of the night to Lebo?

But Robert Young sees blamed for cheating in the US on the site's forum "Let's Run" with great virulence. The story begins on June 1 lorsqu'Asher Delmott, a runner Lebo in Kansas, decides to join him to make some strides at his side. According to Asher Delmott in the heart of Lebo, at 1 am, he discovered the well of vehicle Robert Young, traveling at the speed of a runner, but no runner ...

Asher Delmott supports his assertions by videos, where the rider is not visible, and launches the debate on the forum of "Let's Run" June 6 The US site, known to have already unveiled several cheating in the US, ignites on to this story, and in a week, more than 100 pages that will be published, with about 2300 posts ...

MarathonManUK, a hero in Great Britain

The route of Robert Young is passed through the mill. And inconsistencies singled out in the history of man, an icon in Britain. "Marathon Man UK" as it is called, began his life tragically martyred his childhood by his father, and given to an orphanage at the age of 6 years. He joined the British Army where he devoted to triathlon, accumulating performance and podiums. But it was in 2014 that his life curves, he discovers the London Marathon on TV and decides to embark on the run. This will be the beginning of a real addiction that he has revealed in his book "Marathon Man: One Man, One Year, 370 Marathons. "He says he ran a marathon every morning in Richmond Park before leaving for work, there are added various competitions for a total of 370 marathons and ultras accrued in one year, and the meter then climbs to 420 marathons and ultras ran in 420 days . A project orchestrated around a strong commitment to humanitarian actions supporting children victims of violence, as it has been, and widely reported in the British press, where Robert Young is elevated to hero.


The Robert Young team contests

Suffice to say that the controversy surrounding the performance Robert Young appeared in the United States is greeted with hostility in Britain, and expressions of support are multiplying on the Facebook account dedicated to this project. Robert Young and his team of followers reacted there to challenge these suppositions, noting that many people have them easily found from the tracker placed on the site, and producing photos of his Tom Tom watches or images captured by a Go Pro hung on the van.

According to the tracker, Robert Young is on the path to success in his project, he swallowed 67 miles per day on average since the beginning of his journey, some days amount to over 80 miles. And critics point fingers that his average has suddenly collapsed after the start of the debate on "Let's Run" and inconsistencies on his pace, he frequently evolve at an equal or greater rate than his best time on marathon (3:07 'London 2015).

A crowfunding launched to try to see clearer

But note that even before this, Robert Young has experienced more days "light" in distances, such as 22 May (22 miles) and 24 May (25 miles).

To try to see clearer in this troubling case in which a page named "Robert Young Investigation" was created, a crowdfunding was launched at the initiative of Gary Cantrell, the creator of the mythical "Barkley" to be a running team may accompany Robert Young during a full week. This would be a great way to cut short this very disturbing controversy, since it brought in parallel to a questioning many aspects of the life of Robert Young.
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