Ich bin ein Berliner wrote:
I finally racked down the Immenstadt tri results, but guess what? Despite what was written on the Runners World post - Rob Young is not listed as a finisher. http://www.trisport.dk/Immenstadt%202004%20EC.html
Is anyone here a registered poster on Runners World? If so, is it possible for you to try to contact "Doubly Bionic Ironwolf" who first posted about Rob's result in 2004, and is still active on the forums? He / she may be able to shed some light on how they heard about that result. I'm confident I have the right results listing as Tracey Haseldine and Louisa Edmonston do appear, the other runners DBI refers to.
Possibly another DQ for our Mr Young?
Probably wasting our time, but I have contacted the organisers of the triathlon for the the full results. It easily has to be most poorly recorded "European Championship" event ever. I don't doubt he completed it, but we may find he was 3rd fastest out of 3 for his age group (a la RAUSA).
Incidentally, I live local to him in the UK (I go through Richmond Park twice a day to/from work). I would be happy to meet with him on his home turf for a LRC exclusive interview.
Saving that, I could just defecate on his lawn?[/quote]
Thanks for contacting them.
If he was 3rd in his age group, I assume they would have listed him, since other age groups have up to 10 names.
And if you go through Richmond Park twice a day, you must have met Rob dozens of times, because he was doing a lot of his 370 marathons in one year there?