Monday, October 8, 2012

Marathon Cheater?

Have you heard the story of Kip Litton? A friend sent me a copy of this article today & I'm curious what you think? Personally, I am barely able to pull myself together after a mid-race portopotty stop, never mind orchestrate a full wardrobe change at sub-3 pace!

Amazing runner or cheater?

 Is Kip Litton a Marathon Fraud? New Yorker Article


It also boggles my mind that if indeed this is true...or even true of a few races...why on earth would you bother?

9 comments:

Kathy said...

CHEATER!!! Seriously, he was AHEAD of the pacer cars during his Detroit Marathon relay!
LOL, I'm about to head to Detroit for the Marathon in 2 weeks with a few friends. I SO want to get a group photo in front of his dental office! ;)

Coy Martinez said...

What a complete idiot. Talk about a man that needs a new hobby.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

That story is so crazy! I can't believe he pulled it off so many times and the work he went through to do it!

Nelly said...

That is one of the craziest stories I've ever read. What kind of person would do such hoaxes for so long?

So he basically made up fictional fast running times to try to get people to give him money for his son cystic fibrosis disease?

The guy is a fraud, and I hope no one becomes a client of his dental practice ever again. People generally operate their lives across all spectrums with generally the same type of decisions. The fact that he was so dishonest with something so trivial as running makes me question how he runs his dentist practice. I would definitely switch dentists if I was a patient of him.

He also gives fundraisers a bad name, since people give money to people all the time for running races.

This is also why Paul Ryan being off on his marathon time by more than an hour makes me question him - if he lies about something so trivial, how can we trust him to help run the country?

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I want to know how he did it, dang it! Just crazy!

hiker mom said...

That's crazy! Seriously, who has time to do that?! Maybe he should focus on his family instead of wasting his time cheating.

The Green Girl said...

Wow. That's one elaborate lie.

I love the interview at Wendy's at the end with the sign and 'Poker Face' playing.

Anna S said...

I love the fact that he MADE UP an entire marathon. Holy cow.

Mike said...

I agree with you. Why go through so much trouble. It's not like he was winning the Tour de France and building a multi million dollar organization by cheating :-).