Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oh Lance You Genetic Freak!

So Lance Armstrong has jumped to long distance tri racing at age 40. He has season race plan with Panama 70.3, Texas 70.3, Florida 70.3, Hawaii 70.3 and Ironman France on the menu with the goal of getting enough Pro points to race the Big Dance in Hawaii. Forums like Slowtwitch predict him placing 5th to 10th. So Lance flies in on his private jet with this rocket of a bike to have a go at the first 70.3 of the season.

He made the lead pack of the swim and headed out with uberbiker Chris Lieto.
Lance pushed pace on the bike but stayed within himself to start the run in 2nd. Early into the run he passed Lieto to take the lead! He ran well despite being a little on the 'heavy' side.

He led the race right up to the last mile when superrunner Bevan Docherty passed him for the win. His 3:50.54 posting for HIM is spectacular.

Oh Lance you have stirred up the triathlon world - stay injury-free and we can enjoy the antics!


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