Da LetsRun.com Community wrote:
Loofa Dog wrote:
...it really sounds like embarrassment is not going to stop this guy. He can race under a different name, or just go to other races.
I came to the same conclusion a while ago. He's told me he plans to continue his running/fund raising ways. But, after the story is published, whether he can muster the gall to keep showing up is hazy. I say he won't.
If you dont mind us asking, can you tell people reading this thread if the article is still going to come out eventually (like in less than 1 year) even if its writer isn't able to get Kip to "come out?" Thanks!
I personally only know the magazine and author, I don't know a timetable on the article being published. While I am glad that it is being done, the target audience of the magazine is not runners, however it is big enough that the major media networks could pick up on it.
My major concern is that even if we bust Kip, he will race under his legal name or an alias. When I spoke to one of the race directors who DQed Kip, Kip was very coy about his identity to the point of telling the RD that he didn't have any ID on him as he traveled. When the RD asked about how did Kip get to the race he said cab, no rental car. When the RD asked how did he get on the plane to travel to his race, he said passport. That is just too bizzare.
Anyway being bizzare isn't grounds for DQ, cutting courses is. We need to bust him for his running not for being weird.