Last week, I posted an article on Lean.Strong.Fast Founder Marlon Bascombe. It was the most commented on article I’ve written to date. Emotions got high, and it became impossible for anyone to rationally debate the actual facts.
As a result, I am going to summarize the data presented in the initial article. I will remove any comments not directly addressing the facts below, whether you support Marlon or not.
New Jersey Marathon Splits
- How to explain the missing splits? Marlon is the only one that I could find that missed 2 consecutive splits.
- How to explain the uneven splits. 6:23 min/mi for 18.6 miles? This is faster than any of Marlon’s runs for any recorded distance that can be verified.
Data that Marlon Provided as Evidence That He is Capable of 6:23/Mile
- The data appears to have been manually manipulated. It indicates that the last 1.1 mile was run in 3:29.
New Jersey marathon Photos
- The only locations that Marlon appears in are near the end of the race.
NYCRUNS 2015 BRRR-OOKLYN 1/2 Marathon
- I am not going to re-post in detail. You can refer to the original article. The key point is explaining the 5:50 min/mi pace for the final 3.6 miles (in slushy conditions)
Marlon’s Age Progression
|Joe Kleinerman 10K||December 7, 2008||Bascombe, Marlon||M28||Brooklyn, NY|
|Front Runners New York Lesbian and Ga…||June 27, 2009||Bascombe, Marlon||M35||Brooklyn, NY|
|Poland Spring Marathon Kick-Off||October 27, 2013||Bascombe, Marlon||M39||Brooklyn, NY|
|Fred Lebow Manhattan Half||January 26, 2014||Bascombe, Marlon||M33||Brooklyn, NY|
- If his age of his Boston entries are correct, then the age for his most current races are accurate.
- This is a weird anomaly to explain. I don’t show that Marlon ever was in the running for age group awards. I would welcome an explanation. Also, I did match photos and confirmed where available that these runners were the same person with the different birth dates.
One Last Note…