The watch looks like the same one I have. Polar S725x. It comes with cycling gear ( measures speed/watts on a bike). I also have a footpod that tracks tuning miles that I purchased separately.
Kip apparently rides, so it would make sense that he had the watch. I wear mine with the footpod so I don't have to track my mileage manually, I just upload once in a while. Sounds like he does the same ( from facebook posts ). But he never has the footpod in his races. Similar to the garmin argument, if he just wore a footpod, he would have data for his races. Heck if he wore the cheststrap, it'd be obvious that ran the race. http://www.polarusa.com/uk-en/support/product_support?product=285&category=Tips&documenttitle=get&document=/gip/PEUK1kb-pub.nsf/8025701900369088c2256f41002997ff/8025701900369088802573d00051e489?OpenDocument