wow this whole story is incredible. after ignoring it for years by not clicking on this thread, i picked up the new yorker article and was shocked by how absolutely outrageous this whole entire thing is.
first, litton's cheating is beyond anything i could ever imagine someone investing the time to do. that whole west wyoming marathon, website, and fake finishers made up? good god.
second, the reality that this letsrun thread has been around for years and played an integral part in exposing this guy's cheating is a testament to how crazy people on letsrun are. that marathon guy has read every post on this thread??? this thread captures the ridiculous-ness of letsrun generally: "inanely combative" posts by trolls, including apparently Litton himself, but also realistic/important enough to help give birth to an article in the real-life New Yorker. what a contradiction.
i am both amazed and disgusted by letsrun, mark singer, kip litton, the new yorker, and everyone else who has played a part in this story. may god have mercy on your souls.