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Lance Armstrong

By: Damien Z.
Illinois, Age 9

Lance Armstong was born on Sept. 18 1971 in Texas. He got his first bike when he was 7 and he rode it every day. In 1989 he was so good he was allowed to train in colorado springs, which is a place well known for athelets Coloroto Springs, Colorado. During his senior year of high school he moved to Colorado. The Iron Kids won the triathalon at 13 and he became a professional. Lance Armstrong completed his first Tour De France at 12. It is a race covering 1,085 miles over 11 days. He had cancer as an adult and survived. He has retired because he got pulled out after falling and getting hurt. He is still one of the greatest bicyclers.