Of course the commie media is trying to make him a chronic liar for mistaking the time of a twenty year old race. What else is new?
So what? He got the time wrong! Big deal!
The real story here is that Palin can outrun him.
MEDIAite – Runner’s World‘s Scott Douglas thought Ryan’s claim sounded a little fishy, noting that such a performance would put Ryan well ahead of other political marathoners, including the aforementioned Sarah Palin, whose best time lags more than an hour behind the time Ryan claimed (He also detailed a highly dubious marathon claim by former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry).
Douglas did a little legwork of his own, tracking down the name of the race that Ryan had run from a campaign aide, who confirmed that Ryan’s “comments on the [radio] show were the best of his recollection.”
The campaign gave Ryan the right race, but the wrong year. Even so, Runner’s World dug up eleven years of records for the Grandma’s Marathon (a true testament to the value of a beat writer), and found this:
Runner’s World checked 11 years of results for Grandma’s Marathon, from 1988 through 1998, and found a finisher in the 1990 race by the name of Paul D. Ryan, 20, of Minneapolis.
Ryan’s middle name is Davis, and he was 20 in 1990. The finishing time listed was 4 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds.
Now busted, the candidate released this statement through a spokesman:
“The race was more than 20 years ago, but my brother Tobin—who ran Boston last year—reminds me that he is the owner of the fastest marathon in the family and has never himself ran a sub-three. If I were to do any rounding, it would certainly be to four hours, not three. He gave me a good ribbing over this at dinner tonight.”… Read Story