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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lance Armstrong's NYC Marathon times to be erased...

Now doubt, many of you will be well aware of the news that Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles. Now, the organisers of the New York City Marathon are likely to erase his times in that event as well. Armstrong, 41, finished the 2006 marathon in 2 hours, 59 minutes, 36 seconds and shaved almost 13 minutes off that result with a time of 2:46:43 in 2007 for 214th place among men.

Mary Wittenberg, president and chief executive officer of race organizer the New York Road Runners, said in an interview..."I anticipate the results will come out of our archives. Lance doesn’t have a place in running because we will stick to the rules and support USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency).”

USADA stripped Armstrong of his Tour de France wins and barred him from Olympic-related sports in August after the Texan opted not to contest doping charges in arbitration. USADA’s stand was upheld then by the International Cycling Union, known by the French acronym UCI. The UCI decision came after USADA released a 202-page summary of its findings on Oct. 10, which stated that Armstrong “engaged in serial cheating” throughout his career.

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