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Lance is racing Florida 70.3 this weekend. He's done a couple half-Irons already and is doing pretty well. I've read that it will be live streaming on ironman.com.
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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 09:41:49 PM »
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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 01:14:28 PM »
And he won.

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 01:21:09 PM »
I'm confused, am i supposed to care?
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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 01:38:50 PM »
I'm confused, am i supposed to care?
I certainly don't.

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 01:47:06 PM »
I certainly don't.


The thing i don't understand is why triathletes are excited that a guy with some pretty serious baggage who's too washed up for bike racing is now winning triathlons. Kind of makes the people who focus on tris look weak, honestly.
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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 03:12:12 PM »

The thing i don't understand is why triathletes are excited that a guy with some pretty serious baggage who's too washed up for bike racing is now winning triathlons. Kind of makes the people who focus on tris look weak, honestly.

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 10:28:12 AM »

The thing i don't understand is why triathletes are excited that a guy with some pretty serious baggage who's too washed up for bike racing is now winning triathlons. Kind of makes the people who focus on tris look weak, honestly.


Too washed up for bike racing?  The old man still finished third in TdF a few years ago.  He's less "washed up" than 90% of the pro peloton.


Anyway, same as with cycling 10 years ago.  Lance brings fans, for better or worse, and that's good for the sport.

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 04:21:29 PM »
you do know that he was a #1 ranked national triathlete back in the 80s right?


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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 12:27:45 PM »
Lance Armstrongís blazing 2:01:46 bike split keyed his second Ironman 70.3 victory and Linsey Corbinís 2:25:02 bike highlighted her win at the 9th annual Rohto Ironman 70.3 Honu Saturday in Hawaii.

Armstrong emerged from the swim in 3rd, just a few seconds behind Timothy Marr, then poured on the jets with a blazing bike that put 3:19 on key rival Chris Lieto and 6:55 on reigning Hy-Vee champion Greg Bennett. With Lieto fading due to a lingering foot injury, Bennett took up the chase and cut the margin to 3 minutes with two miles to go. But at the end, Armstrongís swift bike allowed him to cruise to the finish with a 1:22:29 run that brought him to the line in 3:50:55. Bennettís race-fastest 1:18:21 run in the Kona wind and heat brought him home second, 2:46 behind the seven-time Tour de France champion.

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 04:01:15 PM »
Fun video of "15-years-old wonder boy from Dallas, Lance Armstrong" in a 1987 triathlon:



Dig the soundtrack.  And the yellow line violation by Lance.  I might have first seen this link on this forum, if so apologies for the repeat.


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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 04:33:40 PM »
This image is indicative of this thread's purpose:

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 10:36:10 AM »
This is a tri forum, right? Why are Cat 5s and guys who don't do IMs getting so worked up about somebody who DOES do IMs actually being interested in what goes on in IMs?

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Re: Lance Armstrong racing a 70.3 HIM this weekend
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 01:26:34 PM »
I wouldn't say worked up....I just don't understand why the tri folks are so excited about a sandbagger. Of course the dude "poured on the jets with a blazing bike"....that's been his job for how many decades?