Nothing wrong with making a buck. The guy's done a lot of sleuthing and spent a quite a bit of time cataloging our disorganized and many-threaded discussions.
Just Wow wrote:
I am starting to wonder - is SOKLR making some money off the blog through google advertising or anything?
That's the only motivation I can see for keeping the whole thing alive if there isn't an article coming. Also the motivation to bump the thread for adding a new picture or whatever after it falls off for a few days.
I am one of the folks who have known which magazine it is for a while now. I really don't know why we are keeping it a secret, but the author does of the article does want to interview Kip about it.
VF Runner wrote:
SOKLR - Serious question, not just pessimism or subterfuge. Why is important to the writer/magazine that they are NOT named at this point?
The story is out there so it's not like loosing out on a scoop. If they really have pursued Kip for an interview Kip knows what magazine it is so they aren't preventing the possibility of an injunction or something like that. I can't see why not having the name of the magazine out there would make it MORE likely that Kip would talk to them. If anything, it seems like it would build anticipation and have more people looking to get the issue whenever it comes out.
The point the people who have OCD about the article (along with a bad case of conspiracy theory nuttiness) don't get is that an article will change nothing. Even among hard-core runners I speak to who totally get the issues in this thread all I get when I outline the basics of Kip's cheating is "Why?", among non-runners it just doesn't begin to mean anything. The story in this thread is amazing and that is good enough. Why does the thread continue? Because he's not going to stop and anyone who believes the "I am sorry" trolls and other nonsense must have a room temperature IQ.
Loofa Dog wrote:
But in the end the article will not really do much in the running world since it is not a running magazine.
No, I'm certainly not missing that bit but isn't that done by trying to influence for example the Boston Race Director? Will an article do that? Arguable, but shouldn't evidence presented do that.
I think you're missing the point that what some of us (me at least) are more interested that there is something permant written about this clown, not that there will be anything new in it.
The Littons also have a house in Florida.
Another update wrote:
The business/ home locations listed for Kip are slightly inaccurate. His wife lives in the house in Clarkston. His kid is with Hospice. Kip now has an an apartment in Holly, which is between Clarkston and Davison.
That I don't know. I didn't ask the person who told me that, but it is the reason why he did that Gasparilla (sp?) race combo.
Might b Helpful wrote:
In what city? Is that where Kent lives now?
No, what he is saying is that Boston is aware of Kip's cheating.
Not sure I follow. You're saying that the boston race director will have influence in leading to an article coming out? Not sure how that works, or how it fits with the repeated assertions that it is just Kip's unwillingness to talk that is holding it up. Also, not sure what instrumental role Steve Cram had that led to either the DQ of that bozo or the press. From what I read of it he was quickly found out, it was cut and dry, and the media reported it. Nice of Cram to hand out the third place award, but I saw nothing that suggested without him the guy would have gotten away with it.
No, no, no *bangs head on desk repeatedly*
Not sure I follow. You're saying that the boston race director will have influence in leading to an article coming out?