Have you guys seen the huge controversy over whether or not Dane from the Biggest Loser ran the full marathon as it was shown on the show?
If he didn’t actually finish it, that is some crap to say he did, and I can imagine every real marathon runner out there is probably pissed.
I think it’s great that his wife started training for a race while he was away and I think it’s great he went to try to accomplish it with her. But if they didn’t run the full race, don’t say they did. That’s kind of insulting to every person who actually trained for and ran a full marathon.
And as for the time confusion. Was it 5:53 or 3:53? My thoughts are this: If it was 3:53 were the heck are the rest of the people running that race? Just under four hours is a fairly middle of the pack time for completing a race. No way is there no one to be seen finishing anywhere behind them. If they finished in 5:53 I’d find that a little more believable because people tend to be a lot more spaced out at the end of races, at least in my experience.
After reading about this whole mess, I am really, sorely disappointed with the Biggest Loser and NBC. It’s supposed to be a motivational show about people working hard, losing weight and accomplishing great goals, not almost doing great things and then lying about it.
How do you guys feel about this?