q1w2e3 saidProbably not a lie, but an exaggeration from years of selective remembering. Often happens to the best of us. (Happens more frequently to the worst)
I don't agree.
For a runner - running a marathon in under three hours is a big deal.
It's not something you would forget.
And if you've never done it - you would know that you never achieved it.
If I'd ever been able to finish a marathon in less than three hours - it would've been a huge accomplishment - and I'd never ever have forgotten it.
There are things and details that we forget - but this isn't one of them.
Ryan was bragging and embellishing and bullshitting to make himself look better.
It was deliberate.
And that's a huge character flaw.