Forget Litton. Bearded dude in the top two pics is running barefoot.
Barefoot dude - 1:25:46 at the Half. Faded to a 3:11:22 finish. From Otsego, MI... hmmmm, need to look him up!
Look at kip after he finishes his 17:17 5k. He's like "man that was a really hard 5k!"
Who the hell runs Boston without their bib number showing most of the way? I guess a cheat does ...
Notice that in all the 5k pictures, Kip gains no ground at all in relation to the girl to his left (bib #4422). This girl ran 6:48 pace, while Kip "supposedly" ran 5:34 pace! Ha, laughable. There is no way. If he were truly running that fast he would be flying past the slower girl. This series of photos probably demonstrates Kip's true ability level for a 5k - 21+ minutes. And that is being generous because he didn't even run the whole 5k. He was sprinting to keep up with a 21:06 5K runner, after skipping most of the race and jumping in at the end. What a joke this guy is. Sad and pathetic. Check out the 12 page article about Kip's cheating in The New Yorker magazine. August, 2012.
Litton "ran" the 2010 Go! St. Louis marathon only a week prior to the Boston Marathon and "finished" with a time of 2:54:25. Of course I couldn't find any photos of him because he chose not to wear the bib. I did find him by cross referencing the clock times of half marathoners around him. Here is what I found: http://www.runphotos.com/browse.cfm?race_id=177&bib_number=9226He's got the chip in his hand and is waving it at the strip when he crosses over the finish. Why in the world would you do this after 26.2 miles unless you did actually run it.
Nathan, thanks we've got that info already and I agree with you!!!! http://kiplitton.blogspot.com/2011/01/st-louis-marathon-no-splits-at-6mi.htmlI actually emailed the race staff at the 2010 Go!St Louis Marathon (Mr. Lyons) with this info last March, but didn't receive a response. Kip missed both the 6mi and 20mi marks and photos have him holding his chip tag in the air as you say. Let's not forget that this Go!St Louis performance was only 1 week before his 17:17 5K at the BAA 5K (4:04 chip/gun difference) and his 2:52 Boston Marathon 2010 performance (outfit change: hat & long sleeve/pants).
I didn't receive a response either, but there IS traction! The organizers emailed the link to the St. Louis Track Club to post and be aware of!