One measure of a person’s character is honesty. In politics honesty is sometimes thwarted by the hyperbole of campaigning, and we have learned to live with it and filter the rhetoric.
But when it comes to running the 26.2 miles of a marathon there can be no dishonesty. The act and the distance of the legacy of Pheidippides require honesty.
A true warrior of the marathon does not embellish, forget his time or lie about this sacred accomplishment. To do so makes him dishonest and it is a direct portal to his character.
As a fellow marathoner, I am sorry to say that Paul Ryan is a dishonest person.
John Higgs, Cudjoe Key