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I found the SquatDR of running :(
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:19:53 am »
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i'm not going to link/name this person, because I don't want to deal with it later..

anyway, unreal.. I saw some posts from some dude on instagram that were fairly nice. So I followed him. I'm checking out more of his posts and I just can't help but notice his "vagueness". For example, he mentions setting some Canadian record but doesn't have a time listed. He mentions winning some 5k in Oregon with a time of 14:11, but doesn't list the name of the race. He mentions running a 1:46:xx 800m at a track meet, but again, no name of the race. Some people even asked him for the name of the races/track meets and he never replies.

This guy has photos of him being interviews.. He has photos of him in all <BRAND> gear.. He has photos of him crossing the finish line acting like he won.

So I got annoyed and followed his bib-number, finding out which race he ran.. so after like 30 minutes of digging, I finally find a race result for him.. A race he said he won, and finished at 14:xx, he actually finished in 23:xx..

And the whole time this guy is on about "road to rio" and now "road to tokyo"..

WTF.

Man some people are absolutely insane.. that's some scary shit. It's really hard to fake running results if you post photos with a bib # ...... He does all of this stuff fairly slick though.

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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 08:12:44 am »
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See my sig with the quote I took off you years ago ;D

You get egotistical fakes with every sport. The beauty about running is that it's an objective sport- you get official results and times. With other sports e.g. basketball/football there is a lot more objectivity. Like who's better Iverson or Westbrook everybody is going to have different opinions and every D League player reckons they should be in the NBA- a lot of the time they are right and it comes down to bieng in the right place at the right time and making the most of the opportunities. In rugby I see that all the time. Circumstances can greatly impact the result but with running it's objective and straight forward.

As to fakes the biggest one I knew is this personal trainer who was also a 'sprinter'. She ran 13.x ffs but always posted on facebook things like 'road to rio' and talking about the Olympics. Most of her followers were bodybuilders and fitness fanatics so they had no idea about sprinting. Everyone in the athletics/sprinting community thought it was an absolute joke. She couldn't even beat 14 year old girls at suburban meets let alone state champs, nationals, or internationals etc. Fraudsters gonna fraud.
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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 09:59:46 am »
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See my sig with the quote I took off you years ago ;D

ya, exactly.

so this dude has pics, just like squatdr .. but no vids (other than treadmill running) etc. same technique.

I also found a post on some forum where one guy asked who he was, because apparently this "liar" contacted some pro runner and asked him if he could room with him etc.. The thread was only a few posts but the verdict was that this guy is "not who he claims to be".



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You get egotistical fakes with every sport. The beauty about running is that it's an objective sport- you get official results and times. With other sports e.g. basketball/football there is a lot more objectivity. Like who's better Iverson or Westbrook everybody is going to have different opinions and every D League player reckons they should be in the NBA- a lot of the time they are right and it comes down to bieng in the right place at the right time and making the most of the opportunities. In rugby I see that all the time. Circumstances can greatly impact the result but with running it's objective and straight forward.

As to fakes the biggest one I knew is this personal trainer who was also a 'sprinter'. She ran 13.x ffs but always posted on facebook things like 'road to rio' and talking about the Olympics. Most of her followers were bodybuilders and fitness fanatics so they had no idea about sprinting. Everyone in the athletics/sprinting community thought it was an absolute joke. She couldn't even beat 14 year old girls at suburban meets let alone state champs, nationals, or internationals etc. Fraudsters gonna fraud.

damn.. i guess people like this will always get attention from those who don't know any better -> and that can be a very large pool of people.

did that sprinter-chick lie about her numbers though?

see that's the big differentiator .. i imagine lots of "dreamers" will do things like road-to-rio etc, but post legit numbers.. it's the ones who also post fake numbers & knowingly deceive people who are on that "scum" level.

it's crazy.. this dude (and squatdr) motivate(d) a ton of people. So in a sense they are helping some people out, but it's all based on lies.. So there's some good & alot of bad.

I think we also see it in "over-the-hill" dads/moms who lie about their past accolades. I mean, when I was s&c coaching, every dad I met could run a 4.3-4.4 40, bench 315, squat 500, and run 10.x for 100m...... Even if they currently look insanely unathletic (and fat), and their children weren't athletic. They all had these stories.. and they sometimes dropping them in front of me/kid athletes. So there's also that aspect that, I guess there are way more "fibbers" out there... they just don't post it on the internet/instagram. Well, they might, in the form of youtube comments. Apparently everyone is usain bolt/mo farah in youtube comments etc. lmao.



my squatdr-style-lie-detector is solid :/

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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 09:11:56 pm »
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She was just very misleading.

As for the:
315 Bench
500 Squat
10.x 100m
<6 feet dunk
I think only 1% of the population can do those things. But yeah on youtube everybody can...
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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 09:31:39 pm »
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She was just very misleading.

As for the:
315 Bench
500 Squat
10.x 100m
<6 feet dunk
I think only 1% of the population can do those things. But yeah on youtube everybody can...

yup, ridiculous stats.

ya if you take youtube comments seriously, you'll feel very inferior.. lmao.

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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 09:34:43 pm »
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Damn. Im 25% of the way to youtube GLORY! 😂
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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 09:30:45 am »
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She was just very misleading.

As for the:
315 Bench
500 Squat
10.x 100m
<6 feet dunk
I think only 0.00001% of the population can do those things. But yeah on youtube everybody can...

fixed.
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Re: I found the SquatDR of running :(
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2016, 11:30:03 am »
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She was just very misleading.

As for the:
315 Bench
500 Squat
10.x 100m
<6 feet dunk
I think only 0.00001% of the population can do those things. But yeah on youtube everybody can...

fixed.

good point.. hehe!