Runners decades down the road will chase the sought after sub-18:10 run. And they will die fruitless in their pursuit with their last whisper being "But he paused early. 18:06 possible."
This is poetry.
As was the run. People don't appreciate how much work goes in to a run like this. He has put thousands of hours into becoming so good at this game. It's not about the world record. It's not even about the personal best. It's about, for lack of a better word, perfection. This run is the end product of months, years even, of playing, research and failed attempts due to small but devastating random elements. It's beautiful, because a community of people (Cosmo in particular, but also others) put their heart and soul into it.
Sure, they might discover some other glitch that breaks the game event further. But right now, this is as good as it gets, and it might well be as good as it ever will be.