|actually NOT what I was shooting for-- out of my reach,|
but I don't have my sub-30 hour buckle yet and couldn't find a photo on the web
If someone asked me how long it took me to finish Bighorn (100 mile) this past June, and I answered "I think 27-something, pretty slow" when it actually took me almost 29 hours, probably an excusable factual error. Plus with appropriate accompanying self-deprecation.
But saying your best time in a marathon (and the only marathon you've ever run in your life at that) was under 3 when it was actually over 4? And then to pat yourself on the back publicly for being so fast? Despicable! This pathological liar wants to be our vice-president.
|Paul Ryan, self-touted sub-3 marathoner and vice presidential candidate|
August 22, 2012, The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Hewitt: Are you still running?
Ryan: Yeah, I hurt a disc in my back, so I don’t run marathons anymore. I just run ten miles or less.
Hewitt: But you did run marathons at some point?
Ryan: Yeah, but I can’t do it anymore, because my back is just not that great.
Hewitt: I’ve just gotta ask, what’s your personal best?
Ryan: Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something.
Hewitt: Holy smokes. All right, now you go down to Miami University….
Ryan: I was fast when I was younger, yeah.
Ludicrous! If I made a similar PR (double meaning intended) "oversight," I would answer, "I think I finished just under two hours. Yeah, I was faster than the world's fastest." Note he even lied about running more than one marathon by his use of plural/habitual. He is reeking!
Whatever respect I can muster for his right to hold his conservative political views, I can't hear such a blatant lie without a deep-seated feeling of revulsion arise from the pit of my stomach. There is a large pit in running hell for people who lie about their athletic accomplishments. This dude is a self-aggrandizing, untrustworthy liar. He is not to be trusted. If he becomes my country's vice-president, I will be really pissed off. Consider moving to Canada. (Would be quite inconvenient, but great trail running there!)
If I ever saw him running, I might accidentally trip him.
Enough of my ranting, better to make fun. This is hilarious, in case you haven't seen it yet.
Stephen Colbert's coverage of Ryan's one-hour post-race sort of course-cutting
|God Bless America and Stephen Colbert!|
And just saw this one:
The Original Paul Ryan Time Calculator