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Paul Ryan says he misstated marathon claim

He released a statement correcting the record after Runner's World magazine found evidence he had completed one marathon and finished in just over four hours.

Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt last month he had run a "two hour and fifty-something" marathon. That's a pace of less than 7 minutes per mile for the 26.2 mile course - extremely fast for recreational runners.
Ryan said he should have rounded his marathon time to four hours, not three.

If his actual time had been 3 hrs 30 min, you could "round" to either 3 or 4 and be equally inaccurate, but Ryan's slightly sub 3 hour claim would round to 3. The record's "slightly over 4 hrs", would round to 4, not 3. By no rule of rounding that I have seen, would a 4+ time be rounded to below 3.

Are the numbers of his purported "budget" equally as accurate?

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I could hardly care less about Ryan's marathon time, but it is an exemplar of his (and increasingly most republicans) automatic, pathological lying. He (and they) are incapable of telling the truth, even when the truth is readily available to refute the lie.

Why am I not surprised that he purports to be a very religious man?

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...automatic, pathological lying.

It's an ideology driven mental illness. During the convention, Ryan, repeatedly, blamed the US' credit downgrade on Obama. He even insisted that he met personally with officials at S&P who, he said, laid the blame entirely on Obama.

The S&P press release says the revised estimate, which lead to the downgrade, was due to Congressional Republicans' refusal to do anything to increase revenue.

Even when Ryan was confronted with the text of the S&P report, he clung to his lie.

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