It looks like running the NYC marathon in under three hours just isn't enough for Lance Armstrong, who will turn 37 next week. Yesterday, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France announced that he has decided to return to professional bike racing to "raise awareness of the global cancer burden" with the ultimate goal of winning an eighth Tour next Summer. His return to cycling could be the boost the sport needs.
Armstrong's reputation is slightly tarnished by circumstantial evidence suggesting he used a banned substance to help win all those tours, so could this comeback be an attempt to polish his reputation? Lance has registered with the Anti-Doping agency a while back so he will be cleared to race in the Tour de California in February.
While Armstrong has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for his penchant for blond starlets, I think it is great to see him promoting his LiveStrong foundation and cycling. He will provide more details on his comeback at the Clinton Global Initiative and begin the hard physical work of training for upcoming races.
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