Another note to Dearactuallythewayitis:
The very best way that Kip Litton could set the record straight is to talk with the writer of the article that will be coming out about him. Litton has the contact information for him. Given the current state of affairs, with his credibility as a runner on the line, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by presenting explanations of his performances and behavior in person to the author. Doing it here in this forum will not really work, in my opinion, nor will lame defenses of his actions and distractions from the central fact of his cheating by his friends.
Just think of the good that could come out of this if Litton were to come clean (are you reading this, Kip?). If he were to reveal how he traveled around at Boston, Missoula or Vermont City while still hitting the mats, race directors could use that information to safeguard the integrity of future races. I see a nice rehabilitation possibility for Litton - kind of like Leonardo diCaprio's character (Frank Abagnale, Jr.) in Catch Me If You Can - if he were to reject his past and use his cunning to help nab cheaters. Perhaps there might even be some forgiveness...
Having said that, it makes me furious that he has cheated in his races and cheapened our sport. I support the right of all of those in the LR running community to dispute his performances, call for his disqualification and ban him from future races.
As a scientist, my approach to this issue is empirical; I and many other LR detectives made a wide range of connected observations that are not in dispute, and we looked for all possible explanations. The probability that he didn't show up in any mid-race photographs in any of his 2010 marathons by some accident is infinitessimal. The fact that he totally invented at least three races, lied about them in correspondence with ScottH and me and then admitted the fabrication is an established fact - we have the e-mails. The circumstantial evidence (see page 19 on this thread for some eye-popping examples) is outrageously stout. Taken together, all of the empirical observations leave no doubt about Kip Litton's dishonesty.
Unless he owns up to what he's done, the running community has every right to throw him under the bus over and over and over again.