Lyin' Ryan, Bragging & BUSTED! Which Lie is Most Pathetic?
He said he ran a sub three marathon -- a feat for only a fleet-footed few. He lied.
As any marathon runner knows, it's no small thing to run 26.2 miles.
This is true whether you run it in five hours or three. But let's face
it, there is a difference between jogging/walking a marathon and racing
it. His real time -- 4:01 -- is fine, but not at all impressive,
especially for a man.
He claims he "forgot" his time (it was 22 years ago), but I say anyone who runs a marathon NEVER forgets their time.
have run two marathons and seven half marathons. My PR (personal
record) in a marathon is 3:48. My PR in a half is 1:45. I could tell you
the seconds. A runner doesn't forget.
Lying about one's times not only devalues oneself, it also devalues
the entire sport. If it were so easy so SAY you ran a 2:50, then why
wouldn't everyone? In fact, only 2 percent of runners run a sub three.
It takes most people years of training to even run sub four. So to lie
about that? Is a big deal.
Ryan: "My mom was very outdoorsy ... We spent our summers doing
backpacking trips in the (Colorado) back-country, you know, Snowmass
Lake, Capital Peak, spent all our summers doing that ... went all over
White River National Forest, just the whole Elk range. I mean I've
climbed every fourteener in that range and the three around there ... So
I got into climbing fourteeners when I was 12, with my brother, Stan.
My mom got us into that."
Question: "How many fourteeners have you climbed? Or how many times?"
Ryan: "38. I think that's my last count."
Question: "Those are just climbing peaks that are 14,000 feet?"
"I've done it 38 times. ... I've done 38, but I think the number of
unique peaks is something like twenty... no, no it's like thirty or
something like that. I counted it up a year or two ago."
Question: "Most of those in Colorado?"
"All of them are in Colorado. So I think I've climbed like 28 (peaks),
and I've done it 38 times, because I've done a number of them a few
times. So I was, you know, kind of into that stuff."
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