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Paul Ryan, who spewed lies non-stop in his GOP convention speech last week, got caught in another falsehood over the weekend and now admits lying about his incredible claim of raining a marathon in under three hours.
In August, Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt he had run a marathon in “two hours and fifty-something” minutes. That would have been a pace of less than 7 minutes a mile — something recreational runners seldom accomplish.
So Runners World magazine checked the record and found that Ryan has run just one marathon in his life and finished the 26.2 mile course in just over four hours, not under three as claimed by the GOP Vice Presidential candidate.
Ryan’s response? “I misspoke.” What he didn’t say was that he has misspoken before…many times. An Associated Press fact check of his convention speech found it riddled with lies.
A veteran GOP consultant, who asked not to be identified, told Capitol Hill Blue Saturday that lying is a way of life with Ryan.
“The man is, and always has been, a serial liar,” he said. “He will be Mitt Romney’s Sarah Palin.”
Ryan says he should have “rounded his marathon time to four hours, not three.”
And this man wants to be Vice President of the United States.