Lance Armstrong to compete in the Ironman Triathlon
Lance Armstrong is to compete in the 70.3 Panama Half Ironman on Sunday 12th February 2012.
7 times tour de France winner previously a Triathlete is familiar with what it takes because he competed in the St Croix Half Ironman before he became a professional cyclist.
Later in the year on June 24th he plans to compete in the Ironman France in Nice involving a 2.4 mile swim 112 mile cycle and full 26.2 mile marathon.
If successful he will qualify for the world championships in Kailua Kona on October 13th 2012.
Lance Armstrong triathlon back ground includes being
2011 Lance Armstrong competed in the XTERRA (Cross country triathlon) World Championships (Sea swim mountain bike and off road run) He crashed heavily and became dazed but carried onto finish in 23rd overall.
We wish him well & sure he will once again be successful in Triathlon and the Ironman.
Lance originally comes from Texas and set up the LiveStrong (Cancer) foundation after surviving cancer. He aims to raise $1 million dollars for cancer victims by competing in the 70.3 Panama half iron on Sunday 12th February.
Floyd Landis winner of the 2006 Tour De France until he was stripped of his title due to being found to have taken drugs claimed that Lance Armstrong in 2010 was involved in a doing during the 2010 Tour de France.
Lance has been tested for drugs numerous times and has NEVER been found guilty.
There is no truth in the rumour that Lance wants to compete in Hawaii in 2012 because Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 4 x Ironman champion who finishes ahead of most men is having a year out.
Lance was a talented young triathlete & US national champion and we believe he is innocent and would not take drugs.
We consider him to be one of the all time great endurance athletes in the world and it can only do good for the sport of triathlon for this famous person to compete in triathlon.
Lance future plans include
1st April -Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas 1.2 mile swim 56 mile bike run 13.1 miles
20th May - Florida 70.3- 1.2 mile swim 56 mile bike run 13.1 miles
2nd June Hawaii 70.3 1.2 mile swim 56 mile bike run 13.1 miles
24th June -Ironman France so he can gain enough qualify points to be allowed to race a as a professional on October 13th 2012.
Ironmate Mark wishes Lance Armstrong well. If he plans & prepares for the Triathlon like he did as a professional cyclist then I know he will excel in the IronMan. He has run several marathons and has a past sporting history being a world class triathlete.
This was sent out to the LiveStrong members from Lance Armstrong
This is a big decision, and I wanted to make sure you heard from me first.
In a few hours, I’m getting on a plane to Panama to race in a triathlon—and I have committed to race in four more with Team LIVESTRONG in 2012.
Getting back into competition will be a big challenge for me personally, but it’s nothing compared to what we need to accomplish this year in the fight against cancer.
The first race is days away, and it would mean so much to me and every Team LIVESTRONG member to know we have your support.
Will you Join the Team and commit to walk, run, ride, or tri at a Team LIVESTRONG event in 2012?