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Tron
RE: Cross-Canada record attempt, 7200K - 66 days. Current record by Al Howie 72 days

Markus wrote:


Tron wrote:


jesseriley wrote:

She’s the reigning WC. Dave’s wasn’t the only WC ever held, or didn’t you know?


so Patrycja Bereznowska? Who won last year's 24 hour WC in a WR of 259.9km (same as Dave's record so not really better)

Either way, I don't get why you're bringing women's records into this. Whether Dave is faster than her or not is irrelevant. Your entire premise is you think Dave is not an accomplished Ultra runner. I gave you facts from official races that say he is pretty good and is a legit ultra runner who is cruising along on his Cross-Canada run and has a chance to beat Als record of 72 days.

Even if he doesn't beat the record since this is his first real attempt of something of this nature, he has still done quite well over the last 12 days that I'm sure you can agree he's showing he has the ability to do these multiday races


Dave Proctor had not much experience just some good results. His comments that it should be easy to beat Al Howie's record, showed that he had no clue what he was talking about.
Running a great 24 hour race is one thing. Running for 1-2 month in a row a total other thing.
With a failed 6 day race and a way to fast start in this Trans Con record attempt, Dave Proctor showed that he had not really the knowledge for such an record attempt.


show me where he said it would be "easy". He said he thought he could break the record and of course he would say that. If he said he couldn't, why attempt it??
I think he prepared as well as he could for this without actually attempting it before. Yes, his back didn't hold up but before that you have to admit he was doing great. I think from Calgary to Manitoba he was doing the ~110km a day and all was going smoothly until that herniated disc

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