Other Sport

Armstrong completes triathlon

2012-10-08 07:50
Lance Armstrong (File)

Maryland - Lance Armstrong, branded a dope cheat and stripped of his seven Tour de France cycling titles, took part in a triathlon on Sunday in suburban Baltimore that raises money to fight cancer.

Organisers of the Revolution3 Half-Full Triathlon dropped USA Triathlon sanctions so Armstrong could compete in the event. He is banned from events that must follow World Anti-Doping Agency rules because of his cycling punishment.

"This was a race that was built and designed to race money for (the fight against) cancer, so it was an easy decision," said Brock Yetso, president of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Two triathletes dropped out as a result of the decision but 300 others said they wanted to compete, including 50 cancer survivors who joined Armstrong, himself a cancer conqueror, for the 70-mile swim-cycling-running event.

Armstrong completed the event in four hours and 16 minutes.

The triathlon raised money for the Ulman Cancer Foundation that was created by Doug Ulman, the chief executive of the Livestrong charity that has long been supported by Armstrong, who has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing.

Armstrong said in August that he would not fight US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charges that he took part in a doping scheme during his run of Tour de France success, now voided, from 1999 through 2005.

USADA said the next day that Armstrong was banned for life and his results since 1998 would be voided. Armstrong has called USADA's case against him a witch hunt while USADA says it has 10 witnesses of wrongdoing by Armstrong.

Read more on:    lance armstrong  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.