Paul Ryan has been forced into a humiliating U-turn over claims he was an unusually fast long-distance runner.
A red-faced Ryan admitted on Saturday he didn't run a marathon in under three hours, as he boasted last month on a nationally broadcast radio interview.
The conservative congressman acknowledged he misstated [LOL] his time by more than an hour.
It turns out the GOP V.P. hopeful conveniently rounded his time down - to three hours - instead of up - to four hours.
The only problem is someone was, indeed, keeping track of this track feat.
The Wisconsinite only corrected the record after Runner's World magazine unearthed evidence he had completed a single marathon in 1990, and finished in just over four hours.
That time stands in stark contrast to what Ryan had previously said, when he proudly bragged to radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had run a 'two hour and fifty-something' marathon.
That would make for a pace of less than 7 minutes per mile for the 26.2 mile course - a blazing speed for recreational runners.
ABC News asked Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck why Ryan made it sound as if he had run more than one marathon, but Buck only responded to confirm it was just a single race.
It turns out Ryan is slower than Sarah Palin, but faster than Al Gore.
Palin reportedly has a best time of 3:59; John Edwards has run 3:30 and George W. Bush has run 3:44, while Al Gore trails the vice presidential bunch with a 4:58.
Here's a list of things that Paul Ryan hasn't done ........ just in case he says he has .....
He has NOT landed on the moon
He has NOT won X Factor
He has NOT played in a Superbowl Final
He has NOT killed a Grizzly Bear with his bare hands
He did NOT march with Dr Martin Luther King in the 60's
He did NOT invent the Lightbulb
He has NOT helped a woman deliver a baby in the back seat of a cab
He did NOT free the slaves
He does however make his own bratwurst and Polish sausage ... according to him anyway ... I wonder if he makes it with a pinch of salt.