A few points after a good night sleep.
Cheap American Bastard is right. My wife and I both noticed that 2 days ago, but since no one posted on it, I didn't think it was valid. Totally different noses to us.
I don't think there's any holes, not based off his background. He coincidentally doesn't show up but I am fairly confident all of the honest runners can actually find themselves at least once at that point.
As I said, he or his partner, know when there's a photo op and the face is angled down. That is not a coincidence.
As far as looking good at the Crim that one year, I have the reverese theory. I know many guys who look lean and in shape at certain times but can't run for a lick, seriously. If you haven't trained to run, you aren't going to be in running shape, especially for 10 miles. I know some very good swimmers who looked amazingly fit but could barely run a 5k. They aren't 49 either, but instead in their younger 20's. I did a biathlon one year at Stoney Creek and they kicked my butt in the water. Yet with a mere 5k run, I passed them 1/2 way through the run and they looked as tone and as in shape as anybody I've ever seen. But they couldn't run.
Now the guy in the one photo that looks like him with the blue jacket pulled down over the number (see Study of K. Litton on page 30), on the same side of the road, he looks an awful lot like Kip or possibly related. Weren't those red shoes on the Kipster in a photo of another race? Just asking. He's definitely got the same MO as Kip. Let's run Boston and not show our number.
The comparison side by side photo of Kip (?) at 30k and then at the finish, in addition to the little 5k inset photo.....I don't know. Maybe the picture of him finishing versus the 30k point has more color in the photo as far as his face and it's tricking my eyes, but between the nose, the mouth, etc....
Well done photo sleuths. Amazing uncovering and he probably didn't expect this in his worst nightmare.