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RE: It ain't Noble to cheat

not scotth...yet wrote:

Today's my last day on this thread. Will share an exchange or two I had w/Kip.

Can I use your username now?

Try Rich Rodriguez, Kip used it a few times & even admitted doing so.

Few things - yeah, I'm done here. Go out w/a few things. The new Rolling Stone is out 2day & there's a story called 'The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills' that mirros Kip's situation quite a bit. About somebody trying to be something they're not, denying guilt all the while. Sorry, don't think there's a link.

And, in 2day's Chicago Tribune, a story that references the David Kip Litton situation w/out mentioning his name. Go to:,0,1073866.story . I chime in @ the end, sharing an email between Kip & I about the West WY Marathon.

From a 2/2/11 correspondence, from Kip: 'I did use another name for the Brooksie ('08) race (he used Rich Rodriguez). I am sorry if that upset anyone. It was meant as a UM-MSU joke w/a friend who was going to enter as Mark Dantonio that day. I know I am not alone in using funny names in races. At one time I think the majority of my PRs were under joke names (sorry) including some decent times in races that our forum friends have not yet discovered or have chosen not to disclose. If using a different name is grounds for disqualification, I will accept that.'

And, at the bottom of the 2/2/11 email: 'The Marshall Marathon is another example of inaccurate and limited info getting skewed. I did use my first and middle name for the race (but he used FL for address, minus last name). My initial plan for this race was to run the full marathon in around 3 hours. It was a test to see how well my previous injury had healed. Unfortunately, I woke up late for the race & by the time I got near the start area, the race had already begun. At that point, there wasn't much I could do so I decided to just run half the race (starting late never seemed to bother Kip before this...). I was still interested in getting something unusual that was promoted at the expo - a finish line photo on the field carrying a football (his finish pic does NOT show him carrying a football). So I went to the half way mark on the course & ran only the 2nd half. Since I never crossed the timing mat at the start (there wasn't one) or the halfway point, I thought there was no way I could be in the results. I was offered an award at the finish, but declined & told them my time was incorrect. When I saw that I was listed in the results (Kip: I still don't know how), I immediately contacted the RD & requested to be removed. A few days later I checked & I was still there, so I contacted him again and a short time later my name was removed. Thus, I was only DQ'd by myself, not by anyone else.'

Lovely stuff ... imagine getting this in your in-box! I might be able to dig up one more today.

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