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Lance finishes 2nd in Ironman

2012-02-13 12:26
Lance Armstrong (AFP)

Wellington - New Zealander Bevan Docherty says he was snubbed by Lance Armstrong after beating the seven-time Tour de France winner into second place at the Panama half ironman on Sunday, Armstrong's first professional triathlon.

Docherty beat Armstrong by 31 seconds after overtaking the American on the running leg of event, which was raced in searing heat. An Olympic silver medalist, Dochery told New Zealand media that Armstrong brushed passed him at the finish line without offering congratulations, but later briefly shook his hand and acknowledged his victory.

Docherty said "I'm not sure what it was all about, I can only assume he was just disappointed to get beaten."

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