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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong (b1971) was named after Lance Rentzel, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver.

His three children were conceived with sperm that Armstrong banked before he began chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

Armstrong won the tour De France  a record seven consecutive times between 1999-2005. 

In 2012 Armstrong was disqualified from all his results since August 1998 for using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs and was banned from professional cycling for life.

His heart is one-third larger than normal. 

In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which supports people affected by cancer. The foundation has become one of the top 10 groups funding cancer research in the U.S., raising more than $325 million from the sale of yellow "Live Strong" bracelets.

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