Paul Ryan Lies About Marathon Time, Also About Ability To Be a Vice President
Ryan last week said in an interview that his personal record for running a marathon was under three hours.
Holy shit! Guys, that’s kind of fast. Like… I run a lot… sometimes competitively, but running 26.2 miles in “two hour and fifty-something,” as Ryan said he did, comes out to running each mile in about six-and-a-half minutes. Daayummmm.
Now, even if thinking about sports make you yawn and squirm with boredom, stick with me- because here’s where Ryan’s claim gets juicy:
Homeboy never ran a sub-three-hour marathon.
In fact, he didn’t even run under four hours. Runners World did some digging and it turns out that Ryan’s only marathon was the Grandma’s Marathon in 1990. His time was 4 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds.
Maybe he got “3” and “4” confused? I mean, it was 22 years ago… but, really?! How could you forget something like that?
I mean, I’m sure some of us wouldn’t mind watching a 20-year-old Paul Ryan running through the streets of Duluth, Minnesota. But I most certainly do mind a candidate on the national ticket lying to me.
Any runners out there? Try this Paul Ryan Time Calculator to see what your Paul Ryan time-adjusted marks are for a variety of races.
What do you think? Is this a minor slip up that doesn’t have much to do with politics? Or is this a sign of how Ryan would treat his role as Vice President?