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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is born is Texas. He starts his athletic career running, then swimming and then cycling. He wins the first triathlon he enters. As a teen, he defeats many elite adult racers in triathlons. He starts focusing on cycling-only races and gets the attention of the US Cycling Federation. He races for the US Cycling team and the Subaru-Montgomery racing teams. Lance becomes the first American to win the Settimana Bergamasca Race.

Lance gets high profile endorsements from companies like Nike and Oakely. He later rides for the Motorola Racing Team. He has just switched to the Cofidis Racing team when he gets diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer, which has spread to his brain and lungs. He undergoes brain surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy at Indiana University in Indianapolis. By the end of his treatment, his body is weak but he has beaten the cancer...

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