Lessee. According to the race results, Kip would have crossed the start line 5 seconds ahead of you so I would buy into you having seen him at the start, and if you both pushed through the crowd early you both would be obvious to each other.
J. Piggott wrote:
I can't speak for all the races, but I did run one marathon with Kip in 2010 (Shamrock in Virginia Beach). I can vouch that he ran a legit 2:53 there. If he could do that, all of these other race times in question are obviously within his capability. It makes no sense to cheat for finish times that are equal to or even slower than he has already run. Seems like a losing argument.
However, you finished almost 5 minutes ahead of him, a pretty sizeable difference. It would seem to me that having to push your way through 2800 people and running at a faster pace, it wouldn't be long before you lose track of him. I'm guessing that if this is indeed John Piggott, you could verify that he started and finished the race but I can't see how you could verify the bulk of the inbetween.