A speedrunning article on a gaming site?
Cue three dozen uninformed whiners who have never actually watched a speedrun moan about "cheating".
Hell, even Brad got in on the game once and insinuated that OoT cheats "aren't a demonstration of skill". We're talking about shaving down 18:29 minutes into 18:10 here, in excruciating increments, using absurdly precise and RNG-dependent strategies just to have a chance at approaching the record.
These routes took years of work to discover, and for any one person to even consider approaching this record would literally require months upon months of nonstop, daily practice. And that's if you want to beat it shy of 30 minutes, if you can even pull off any of these tricks at all.
It's called a speedrun. It's about going fast. If it somehow offends your puritan sensibilities that people care more about the faster categories in a speedrunning context, go watch five-hour 100% runs and shut your traps.