The Paul Ryan Time Calculator will turn you into a world-class runner, just like him

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Paul Ryan claimed to run a 2:55:00-ish marathon. In Paul Ryan Time, that's only a couple minutes off the world record.
SEE ALSO: Mark Dayton rips Paul Ryan for fudging Grandma's Marathon time... by over an hour

Yesterday, we told you about a sizable fib Wisconsin congressman and VP nominee Paul Ryan uttered during an interview last month -- he claimed he ran the 1990 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth in a world-class "two hours and fifty-something," when his official time was in fact a much more pedestrian 4:01:25.

Ryan's liberal rounding-down got one creative internet user thinking, 'How fast would I be in Paul Ryan Time?' Well, now you can find out! Because yesterday, the internet was introduced to The Original Paul Ryan Time Calculator.

Here's how it works. The homepage asks you for what sort of race you're curious about -- for instance, a mile run, 5k, half marathon, marathon, and so forth -- your time, and whether you're a male or a female. Then, applying the Ryan Rounding Down Rule, it spits out your Ryan-adjusted time and compares it to the world record.

For instance, my somewhat-impressive personal-best mile run, 6:25 (set in high school -- I'm not Paul Ryan-ing you!), translates to a blistering 4:39, less than a minute off the world record of 3:43:13. Roger Bannister, I'm on your heels!

Check it out for yourself, and bask in the knowledge that You ran that! (Okay, maybe you ran it with some help from Ryan time, but as we've learned of late, Republicans prefer to take all the credit themselves...)

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Jeff Cagle
Jeff Cagle

Actually Dan, I read City Pages often and know that they're a liberal paper. But they do it well. I simply made the comparison to the Washington Times as an organization that wants to be taken seriously, but take cheap shots at Democrats and liberal organizations all the time - something I pointed out to Mike Alexander. Anything else?

Mike Alexander
Mike Alexander

City pages is HIGHLY slanted, just as Fox is to reps and CNN is to dems. Its really annoying when any publication does that. Did I catch a "democrats don't lie" in there??? Pffff, lying is the basis for all politics on both sides, retrard.

Dan Mccurdy
Dan Mccurdy

Do you come to the City Pages under the impression this is a conservative paper?

Dan Mccurdy
Dan Mccurdy

Jeff, The Washington Times doesn't claim to be "fair and balanced". Neither does MSNBC. One news source does make that claim, Fox News. Fox is by no definition "fair and balanced". They are as conservative as it gets. Nothing wrong with it, except misleading people into believing the news they report is unbiased.

Darren House
Darren House

Just remember what happened when the runner ran 26.2 miles to the city of Marathon? He died!

Jeff Cagle
Jeff Cagle

I would assume, Mike, that you would also ask the Washington Times to be fair and balanced too. Am I right? Also, there have been plenty of Democrats that have been caught in the cross hairs at City Pages. You're just not reading enough.

Cory Walker
Cory Walker

Ha, I don't run unless something is chasing me, makes no sense to me to push the human body to the point of exhaustion to prove 'something' to one's self...

Darren House
Darren House

I run one in about 2 and a half. (OK Maybe that is days not hours)

Cory Walker
Cory Walker

Hey Mike, the point is that this dumbass liar can't even tell the truth about something that doesn't even matter, we expect him to lie about big issues because that's what the GOP does religiously, however it's tough to understand why he would lie about his marathon time, this just proves further that he is a compulsive liar, and I challenge you to come up with 'lies' from the Dems or Obama, go for it, make my day...

Dan Mccurdy
Dan Mccurdy

Speaking of which, I wonder what his favorite song by Rage Against The Machine is? Killing in the name? Wake up? Favorite album Evil Empire? I'm guessing Mr Ryan wasn't paying attention to the words.

Mike Alexander
Mike Alexander

You guys a dumb... soooo biased. Go after both sides. Obama is just as much a liar and more. You're so one sided that it's annoying. Besides, you're hammering this dude on stuff that doesn't matter to politics like the marathon and his choice of music... dumb.

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