a journalist wrote:
Weird third sentence in this excerpt. New Yorker is usually well edited.
“There is some question as to whether he was seen along the course,” Straughan wrote. “He finished in a time similar to you so theoretically you would have noticed him.” Strode he kept investigating. At the Providence Marathon, in Rhode Island, where Litton had finished first in his age group, photographs showed him wearing shoes and shorts at the end of the course that were different from those he was wearing at the beginning.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/06/120806fa_fact_singer#ixzz229XTUKWB
That misprint is only in the leader. The online and (presumably) print editions do not contain that error.