America Conquers the Marathon Man
For the small yet passionate ultra-running community, British runner Robert Young's ongoing attempt to break the 36-year-old fastest crossing of America attempt this summer was something they followed daily. His tracking device showed he was off to a blazing start, averaging over 65 miles a day as he headed east. So when the running website LetsRun.com first posted video showing his support vehicle slowly crawling through the Kansas countryside at night, with Young no where in site, but his tracker showing him running, the skeptics started to question him. Young denied he was cheating, but as more people started to analyze his posted data, and follow his convoy, his pace started to slow. Nine days after questions were first raised about the veracity of his attempt, he ended it in Indianapolis citing injury and fatigue.
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