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How Fast is Paul Ryan?

Last week, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told some radio show that he’d run a marathon in “two hour and fifty something,” which raised eyebrows because that is a very fast time. Noted political fact-checkers Runner’s World did a little digging and found that Ryan’s actual marathon time was just over four hours. A spokesperson for Ryan later admitted that he’d misremembered the time and rounded down to the (second) closest hour. Here’s hoping his current race goes more smoothly than his marathon did …

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