The Verdict Is In wrote:
The over-riding opinion is that there are too many people that have seen him run similar or better times in training and at races. They simply don't believe that Dr. Litton or anyone else would cheat to run race times that are slower than they are capable of. This general feeling is further bolstered by the fact that Dr. Litton has had a sterling ethical reputation for over 20 years.
Dr. David Kipling "Kip" Litton has been disqualified from numerous road races ranging from Montana to Delaware. Dr. Litton has not raced since this thread has been allowed to continue (early 2011). Dr. Litton's disqualifications include, among others:
Deadwood South Dakota Marathon
Dr. Litton won a marathon that doesn't exist and whose race website appears to have been hosted on the same place as his dental practice URL: the West Wyoming Marathon (westwyomingmarathon.com). Results of West Wyoming Marathon were confirmed false by marathonguide.com but still remain at athlinks.com. Names besides Kip Litton appear to all be fake.
Dr. Litton's M.O. seems to be as follows. He waits 1-4 minutes after the starting gun goes off to cross the starting line. He appears in the results in the top10% of all race finishers, often at the top of the Masters age category. Race photographers' websites only show him finishing close to or at the finish line, not at the other landmarks where the other participants appear. Upon review of race photographers' lost & found photos, Dr. Litton is often spotted with his race bib covered, sometimes wearing a different hat or a different pair of shoes from what he's wearing in his finishing photos.
Dr. Kip Litton was disqualified from numerous marathons in 2010, last running the Charlotte ThunderRoad Marathon in Dec 2010, a race at which he was not DQ at but fellow participants accused him of cheating at. Since this discussion was allowed to continue on letsrun.com, Dr. Litton hasn't raced. Dr. Litton is currently registered at the 2012 Boston Marathon.