Let me submit that what makes this such a fascinating story is precisely the disconnect between all the FOKL(friends of KipLitton), who insist he's a great guy and the undisputed fact he's a complete WACK JOB who compulsively cheated in races with no discernable motive besides puffing up his own ego.
If there were more of a motive, say, if he had planned to embezzle charity funds, or was planning a book about running 50 sub 3 marathons as a master in 50 states, the story wouldn't have the interest and legs it does.
I also continue to maintain that once the full story of Kip Litton comes to light, not even his closest friends will continue to hold up his supposed character and virtue as a shield to explain away his fraudulent running exploits.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
For those supporters in denial let me suggest you ask him about a non-running incident-- his short "hiatus" from dental school.