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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

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It’s Not About the bike

My journey back to Life - Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

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Introduction Childhood Beginning of his career Battle with Cancer Tour de France Livestrong Foundation Random Facts Review

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Born on September 18, 1971 In Plano, Texas His parents divorced when he was really young and Lance was raised by his mother, Linda Lance Armstrong got his first bicycle when he was seven and started riding every day Soon he started entering amateur races and during his senior year of high school he moved to Colorado to train with the US Olympic development team for cycling

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In 1989, Lance qualified for the Junior World Championships in Moscow In 1991, he was the U.S. National Amateur Champion and soon turned professional Throughout his professional career he had many victories including USPRO Championship Title and landed the number one world ranking In 1996, Lance competed in the U. S. Summer Olympic games

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After competing in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Armstrong started to feel tired and weak and couldn't race as well as he used to Doctors told Lance he had advanced testicular cancer which had spread to his lungs and brain Doctors gave Lance a less then 50-50 chance of surviving It was a this point Armstrong became determined and began intensive chemotherapy. Eventually the treatment began to work and lance was able to begin racing again

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Lance Armstrong returned to competitive cycling in 1998, and in 1999 he entered the grueling Tour de France - a 2,274 mile race through the Alps. He dominated the race from start to finish and won the event by nearly seven minutes. His amazing comeback from cancer made Armstrong a world-wide celebrity and an inspiration for other people with cancer. Since returning to competitive cycling, he has become the world's most dominant force on two wheels. He went on to win the Tour de France a record seven straight times! Armstrong won his seventh and decided to retire to be able to spend more time with his family.

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Lance founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation to benefit cancer research The Lance Armstrong Foundation believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything It was founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, and it provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong Their mission is to “inspire and empower people with cancer to live strong.  We serve our mission through education, advocacy, public health and research programs”

More than 40 million of Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" yellow bracelets have been sold to raise money for cancer research. Lance Armstrong's heart is almost a third larger than that of an average man. He is divorced from Kristin Richard and they have a son, Luke and twin daughters, Isabella and Grace. Lance Armstrong is engaged to singer Sheryl Crow.

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Fastest man on two wheels 7 time Tour de France Winner Father of 3 Cancer Survivor Inspiration to us all

Lance Armstrong
Seven-time Winner of the Tour de France, Cancer Survivor, Husband, Father, Son, Human Being

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