Not surprising to see a lot of healthy discussion generated from my Monday morning posts. Obviously only Kip knows the full truth: what I presented was my best interpretation/deduction of what I could see from others posts, race data, and the photographic evidence.
Part of what I wrote was an explanation for cheating at the most difficult to cheat races. It need not have applied to all of the incidences.
LD wrote> I like the idea of having a twin brother doing all of this, but the truth is, I think it is just Kip. Having a brother involved just sounds too complicated.
I like what 'Categorically' wrote about this: I find it hard to believe that his brother is at every race. But the simple explanation is that he's not. They probably only raced "together" a few times." I believe that Kurt was involved at least at VCM, Deadwood, Sarasota, Delaware, Providence, and Boston. I don't think that Kurt helped out at Rochester and a number of other races with conspicuously missing mid-race photos and missed splits.
FR> That doesn't explain the missing photos at all, maybe I missed the point?
GK> I'm not giving in to the twin theory until someone can dig up a bunch of Lost & Found photos of him.
There are several races (e.g. most of those mentioned above) with photos of 'Kip' at different points in the race with different shoes, different hats, with and without bandannas, etc. With sunglasses on, it is hard to prove these are two different people, but, getting back to FR's comments about Occam's Razor, what is the simplest explanation for this? Two different people! That being said, in my morning posts, I gave the evidence which shows both Kip and Kurt at the same race with images without sunglasses on their faces, where you can clearly see that these are two different people. Go back to my post at the bottom of p. 114, open up both links of photos from the 2009 Sarasota Half marathon, compare the photos, and then look up the image of Kurt from the 2007 article I directed readers to. I can't prove it is Kurt vs. some third person in the other races, but in this Sarasota race, Kurt was helping Kip cheat the race, and if he did it this once, it is likely this wasn't the only time.