Ryan admits marathon time error
on 01/09/2012 21:50:11
The US vice presidential hopeful acknowledged today he had misstated his marathon time by more than an hour.
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.
Mr Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt last month he had run a "two hour and fifty-something" marathon.
That is a pace of less than seven minutes per mile for the 26.2-mile course - extremely fast for recreational runners.
Mr Ryan said he should have rounded his marathon time to four hours, not three.