Paul Ryan, a long-nosed wooden puppet who wants to be a real vice president one day, got caught lying about his marathon time. Last week, the Bowhunter told right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt that he ran a sub-three hour marathon -- an impressive feat even for someone who does the P90X workout. Runner's World magazine then uncovered Ryan's real time of 4:01:25. The scoop prompted a statement from Ryan himself.
Now, thanks to the Paul Ryan Time Calculator, you can convert any race time into its Paul Ryan equivalent. Say you ran 100m in 10 seconds (you didn't), what's that in Ryan time? 7.25 seconds. A new world record!
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