30 Jul '12, 9pm

The @NewYorker has a long feature on alleged marathon cheater Kip Litton. A summary:

By Scott Douglas In a story that will be too familiar to many running readers, Mark Singer writes at length in the Aug. 6 issue of The New Yorker about Kip Litton, a Michigan dentist who has been disqualified from at least four marathons and thought to have cheated at several others. Singer describes with seemingly irrefutable detail the consistent irregularities in Litton's running record: wildly inconsistent splits; seldom appearing in race photos except at the start and finish; starting at the back of the pack but regularly winning his age group, despite runners with similar times not recalling being passed by him; and frequently changing clothes, even shoes, en route, all while regularly reaching marathon finish lines in less than 3 hours in his late 40s and early 50s. Litton acknowledges having made up finishers of a marathon he claimed to win; he tells Singer he plan...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/07/30/new-yorker-on-acc...

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