I tried to tell them to slow down & gradually their endurance will grow. As you know, even if the event is poorly organized (like Australia), the ability to cover long distances is already within us.
As almost always, good runners overestimate what they can do on a day to day basis. Dave Proctor had no real multiday running experience and his performance in a 6 day race was already an indicator since he started to fast too. In a pod cast interview he was already dreaming of running a new 6 day record. It always looks so easy on paper. 107 kms per day, how hard can it be? ;-)
Why do you think Dave cheated?
I tried to read most posts here but I still haven't seen any signs of that.
Exactly...over 40 pages of posts and not one piece of evidence for cheating. Jesse just didn't understand the difference between the live tracker (which is for entertainment and not real gps) and his real GPS watch data. Whenever the tracker would stall or not work he accused of cheating. If you actually spent the time going through the thread, you'd see his delusional/troll like posts without any substance to back up his "red flags"