You have to understand that anything that this guy does is to create discussion and get people talking about him.
Whether he runs a marathon at sun 4min pace or whether he ran a 10k in NY in 34mins is irrelevant because we are talking about it.
That's his goal and he achieved it. He spouts a ton of BS like the time pretended he was preparing for the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, and didn't front up at the start line, but had heaps of exposure as being a Vegan "training" for it (personally I doubt he ever had intentions of starting it).
He is very similar to Trump in this regard, and I have contributed to this thread above and I regret it.
I think the less people speak about him the better.
In regard to his net worth and youtube views - there seems to be a bit of foul play.
Very consistent video views, almost in line with botting, and you'd think someone with 218k subscribers would have a change in subs at some stage? Very strange he doesn't get ANY additional subs, or people unsubbing him (this is normal from what I've understood for such big channels).
Compare this to Triathlon Taren who only has 107k subs, but who's view count is vastly more spread out, and you can see on a weekly basis he is growing (although his daily average is lower than DR's, and has half the Subscriber count!!).
I think they speak for themselves.
I just said not to speak about him and look what I've done *facepalm*