From what I recall of the thread from the other day, the possibility was raised that Litton might have cut the course at the Boston Marathon, or at least the legitimacy of his time there was questioned.
To me, that's a big deal, given the stature of the Boston Marathon and its particular history with cheaters (e.g., Rosie Ruiz). It's also an interesting intellectual puzzle - given all the safeguards, could it be done?
So did someone "beat Boston"? Could someone??
That would seem to be a legit topic of discussion. Oh, and for the "just keep your mouth shut" crowd, I'd point out that Rosie Ruiz was only caught because various community members stepped up and pooled what they knew ... kind of like what the Let's Run message board does these days.