Lance Armstrong


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in Plano, Texas, The United States
September 18, 1971

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Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. He had won the Tour de France seven consecutive times, from 1999 to 2005, but in 2012 he was disqualified from all his results since August 1998 for using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs and banned from professional cycling for life. Previously, he also survived testicular cancer, a germ cell tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy.

In 1999, he was named the American Broadcasting Company's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 2002, Sports Illustrated magazine named him Sportsman of the Year. He was also named Associated
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Average rating: 3.73 · 46,204 ratings · 2,784 reviews · 45 distinct worksSimilar authors
It's Not about the Bike: My...

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3.71 avg rating — 36,015 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Every Second Counts

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Comeback 2.0: Up Close and ...

3.62 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Lance Armstrong Perform...

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Lance Armstrong: Images of ...

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3.77 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Tour des Lebens - Ich besie...

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My Comeback: Up Close and P...

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Its Not About the Bike

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Tours of the World

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2007
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Lance Armstrong: The Playbo...

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“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkins, Every Second Counts

“A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.”
Lance Armstrong

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”
Lance Armstrong, It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

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