Updated: Lance Armstrong Will Participate in Coronado SuperFrog Triathlon According to Race Organizers
We recently posted information on the SuperFrog event later this month and have already had a few tips about Lance Armstrong competing in it. After a little digging, we found this article:
Although Lance Armstrong likely won’t achieve his goal of competing in the 2012 Ironman World Championship, he’s not giving up on multi-sport for the year.
The cycling superstar had competed in five half-Ironmans, two of which he won, and had planned on starting at June 24’s Ironman France in hopes of qualifying for the world championship on the Big Island. The week before Ironman France, Armstrong and the world learned that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was opening an investigation against him. The World Triathlon Corporation’s (WTC) rule stating that athletes “under investigation” for alleged doping offenses are suspended from competing in WTC-sanctioned triathlons, such as Ironman, meant that he could not start in Nice.
Just over two months later, Armstrong announced he would no longer fight charges from the USADA and he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. In his statement announcing the decision, he made a commitment “to be the fittest 40-year old on the planet.”
Armstrong completed the 36-mile Power of Four Mountain bike race in Colorado just two days after the big announcement, and it looks like his next attempt at fitness may be a triathlon.
More details from the 'triathlete' article.
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