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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tonight's Note from Scott Hubbard, Michigan race director, major contributor to Kip Litton investigation & Mr. Singer's article

Some e-mail correspondence with the head of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF) and with the man (Dr. Litton) himself, dating back to January, 2011:

"I want to get to some ice cream & baseball tonite so will close out w/a thanks to SOKLR, Kyle Strode, Mike McGrath and all the fantastic LR sleuths who outdid themselves in digging up damning stuff on you-know-who. I really wanted no part of a story and tried twice to end his deceit - but our boy rallied even after I got him to take down his WWR site to make more crap up and cheat in that Dec '10 NC marathon.

Correspondence w/the MI head of CF, Cathy Zell of 1/20/11:

'Thank you for your email. We appreciate your concern but please rest assured that the only web page that was available to accept donations related to Kip Litton's fundraising belonged to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As such, any donations contributed in support of Mr Litton would have been received directly by the CF Foundation. To our knowledge, Mr Litton has not received any donations intended for the CF Foundation directly. The CF Foundation takes the public trust bestowed upon it by the CF community very seriously and we appreciate the concern you have shown in reporting this matter.'

Lastly, this from me to my Clarkson/Davison buddy [Dr. Kip Litton] from 1/12/11:
'My friend, as this tale has continued to unravel, the circumstantial evidence is piling up and, frankly, is so deep I dont' think there's a way for you to dig your way out. However, my offer for you to be monitored in races still holds. At this point however, I don't see how the races you run will escape the sharp eyes of the mass of people watching/following your every step - regardless of how discreet I try to keep up my end of the bargain. Don't get me wrong, getting monitored in races is probably the only way you can save face. Saving face would help but won't make your trail of deceit disappear.

'At some point, independent of me, somebody may contact you to do a story. At some point, you'll be quizzed pointedly about wildly uneven splits, missing photos, mid-race changes of clothes, fabricating races, etc. Somebody's going to call you out.

'I'm going to toss something out: I see the noose around your neck tightening. I don't see how you can avoid a story that'll cast you out as part of the wildest matter of sports deceit in many a year. Unless you can come up w/plausible, clear, factual explanations for all these alleged sub 3 marathons. Allowing that that won't happen, my idea: come clean. Let the truth set you free. I don't thnk you want to go through the public hell of a story detailing your long trail of chicanery. A story might appear anyway but if you come clean first, it'd have the effect of mitigating the fallout. I'm not saying you should do this - offering it as an option.'

As we know, Dr D Kip Litton did not come clean, denying culpability to the end and somebody did write a story. I wish the man no ill will & hope his son w/CF can lead a productive life. Too bad it all had to come to this...
Dang it all - forgot to thank Mark Singer for contacting me in Apr '11, indicating interest in writing about Kip. He did a terrific job of it! The thought of writing about Kip made me feel uneasy. I like to have fun w/topics & Kip was no fun.

Be good everybody and keep that training between the navigational beacons!"

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