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  •  I emailed Runner's World (13+ / 0-)
    You currently have an excellent piece of reporting regarding Paul Ryan's claim of running a 3 sub marathon.  Upon investigation you found a Paul D. Ryan who ran a 4.01 marathon in Minnesota back in 1990ish.  You were verifying if the VP candidate is the same Paul D. Ryan.  If so, and there are no other marathons -- which would be a surprising thing to have forgotten, might I suggest your investigator/journalist interview the Olympic athletes who were at the Republican convention.  

    I'm pretty sure no one forgets running a marathon in under 3 hours.

    Thank you -- and congratulations for a fine piece of digging.  It would be interesting if you could break this with final confirmation.

    From The New Yorker piece and your diary -- it appears they have confirmation.

    Why lie about this?  These two are truly pathological.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 09:18:31 PM PDT

    •  It is a bit mystifying (0+ / 0-)
      Why lie about this?  These two are truly pathological.
      As shown, this was a fairly easy fact to verify.  Ryan strikes me as a very insecure person with the need to make himself appear larger, smarter, faster than he really is.  I'd love to see a psychiatrist's take on this guy who seems incapable of telling the truth.

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