This thread is very interesting, from a number of sociological and psychological perspectives.
Being an attorney, and also a scientist (mech. eng. and environmental science, was involved in biomedical research for years), I would caution non-attorneys, especially Ouch1000, to not try to reach their own conclusions concerning matters of law without the benefit of legal counsel. Despite possible popular image to the contrary, our legal system is not the systematic, methodical, rational, and compartmentalized exercise that is "science". It took me years to understand and finally accept this. Trust me, you will get burned by trying to apply a scientific paradigm to "legal" issues.
That aside, one more thing that strikes me as odd is that nobody in the letsrun.com community has been able to personally track Kip Litton in the past, and that nobody is stepping up to do anything of the sort in any upcoming race. With all of the solidarity expressed here, I would think, as an unbiased observer, that you guys would organize some sort of continual and verifiable shadowing of this Litton character. You guys really seem to be taking this to heart, but don't seem to be doing anything direct about it.
I understand that if entered in one of these events, your prime goal would probably be to run the best race you could...but what about sacrifice in the name of the greater good of the letsrun community, and of the running community in general, and running with Litton throughout an entire race?