Paul Ryan Marathon Calculator
September 4, 2012 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Paul Ryan Marathon Calculator
As a fairly ardent Democratic supporter and political junkie, the unrepentant mistruths of Paul Ryan's GOP convention speech annoyed me a great deal. As a distance runner, Paul Ryan shaving over an hour off of his actual marathon time, and putting himself into the much-envied group of runners who've achieved a sub-3 hour marathon, outright angered me. And as a web nerd, I figured I could at least help others understand what their Paul Ryan marathon speeds would be -- so I built a quick calculator to do just that. Enjoy!
Role: jack-of-all-trades
posted by delfuego (3 comments total)

As egregious as I think this claim is, I can almost forgive it. He did a marathon 20 years ago. I screw up stuff from back that far all the time. Hell, I couldn't tell you what my best 5k run time is and those were less than 5 years ago (I think).

Claiming Obama should have saved the car dealer in Janesville that closed under George W. is worse in my mind.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:09 PM on September 4, 2012

This got a plug on NPR... just sayin...
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:15 PM on September 4, 2012

"The revelation that Rep. Paul Ryan may have casually exaggerated his speed in running a marathon is the lastest sign that he's a pathological liar. . . .

The Democrats are hoping to do to Paul Ryan what Republicans so successfully did to Al Gore: To conflate stray real personal exaggerations; rhetorical simplifications; and actual policy differences into an unfair character attack." — Ben Smith
posted by John Cohen at 3:05 AM on September 5, 2012

« Older Tilting at Werewolves...   |   They took my MacGuffin!... Newer »

You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.