So far. he's not even "in" and he's already lying.
Exaggerating about how fast you ran a marathon is kind of a jerk move.
First of all, it's impressive enough that you ran 42.2 km; no need to embellish. Second, as U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has learned, you're pretty much guaranteed to get caught in your lie.
In a recent radio interview, Mr. Ryan made the bold claim that his personal best time for running a marathon was under three hours.
For non-professionals, a sub-3:00 marathon is nothing short of awesome. As Runner's World pointed out, that would make Mr. Ryan the fastest marathoner on a national ticket. John Edwards's marathon time was 3:30, George W. Bush ran 3:44 and Sarah Palin ran 3:59.
Don't try and tell me he misremembered what his time was.