Sinead O’Connor fibs about her 100-meter time?

The bogus claim was reported by The Independent’s Nick Duerden:

Sinead O’Connor is telling me that, as a child, she could run like the wind. “I was fast, a great sprinter: 100m in 11.3 seconds.”

The Irish national record is 11.40 seconds.

If O’Connor ran 11.3 seconds for 100 meters “as a child,” she would have been one of the world’s top young sprinters at the time.

Twitchy verdict: Either O’Connor is lying or Duerden misquoted her.

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  • Garth Haycock

    Perhaps she was being chased by a bottle of Rogaine?

  • Maxx

    Four different children with four different men? Sounds like they were the ones running 11.3

    • Cool_Arrow

      “Nothing compares to you, er, you, er, you, er, you.”

  • peteee363

    perhaps she was referring to minutes and seconds, not seconds and tenths?

  • Steve_J

    Maybe she meant the time it took to shave her head.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    No worries. Next week the CBO will release the readjusted numbers.

    • Cool_Arrow

      I follow your trail to some of the strangest places.
      Certainly appreciate it, Tug.
      Sort of like hitting the sleaze bars.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        We both have friends in low places.

        • Cool_Arrow

          AS the saying goes. A friend will bail you out, but a really good friend will be sitting in the cell next to you saying “Damn that was fun!”

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            The older I get, the more I think I’d rather have at least one other friend outside the Graybar Hotel with bail money in cash.

  • Cool_Arrow

    I’ve never seen Sinead and Boy George in the same place.

  • $1014973

    Maybe it was like a greyhound race but instead of a mechanical rabbit they had her chase a twinkie?

  • Hauntedgirl

    Didn’t realize she was still around. Wonder if she “feel(s) so different” about little white lies? Is she still “sleep(ing) with a clear conscience”.
    Sorry couldn’t help it.

  • Hauntedgirl

    Didn’t realize she was still around. Wonder if she “feel(s) so different” about little white lies? Is she still “sleep(ing) with a clear conscience”.
    Sorry couldn’t help it.