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Lance Armstrong to Give the Marathon Another Go, This Time More Seriously
by: LetsRun.com
November 22, 2006

In an interview on thepaceline.com, Lance Armstrong said he intends to run the 2007 NYC Marathon. And this time he intends to train properly for it.

After Armstrong's marathon debut in NY in 2:59:36, Armstrong said of the marathon, "Without a doubt that was the hardest physical thing I've ever done". When asked if he intended to do another marathon Armstrong said, "The answer right now is no, I'll never be back". However, he added, "But I reserve the right to change my mind."

After a few weeks thought, Armstrong has changed his mind. After his agony in NY this year, Armstrong admitted,  "I suppose I didn't train sufficiently enough for a marathon."  But apparently he intends to train seriously for this one. He told paceline.com (a fan website for the Discovery Channel Racing Team): 

"Well, when I finished the marathon I said I'd never do another one, but then I also said I needed the right frame of mind over the next few weeks. And so now I do think I will do another marathon, albeit I will train properly for the next one. The other bit of a challenge I want to do is a bit crazy, it's a mountain bike race in August held in Colorado called the Leadville 100. It's about an 8-9 hour MTB (mountain bike) race, mostly on single track that very few people do and even fewer finish. So I'll do that in August and try and run New York City again in November"

*Read the full paceline.com interview (Reuires email registration) (Armstrong says his ING NYC Marathon press conference was "probably the biggest" one he had ever done in terms of number of media present)
*There is also a Reuters article on Armstrong running NY in 2007
*Discuss this in our forum

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