Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lance Armstrong, Kona?

For the past couple of months I have been hearing rumors about how Lance Armstrong will be participating in the Hawaii Ironman. At first I thought people were just trying to speculate but it seems to be true. The first rumors I heard said that Lance Armstrong thought that he would finish in the first ten of the pros, now I hear he thinks he will finish in the top five.

Now don't get me wrong, I know that Lance was once a triathlete, that he placed 3rd in the 2009 Tour de France, and that in general he is a great athlete but him thinking he is going to place that well?!?!? I have almost never heard a well seasoned pro talk about finishing that well in Kona the way Lance is. He is really starting to get on my nerves. I am going to do more research on this and see how much of it is rumor or true but if most of the things I have heard/read are true then I have a bad taste in my mouth.


  1. nobody accused Armstrong of noth having an ego?! that is a big statement to make if indeed he did, it would be nice to see him get his butt kicked!

  2. whilst i agree that he should first finish some races against the current field and then start getting cocky if he whips their butts. we must however remember that he does have something called an enlarged heart which makes endurance events just that little bit easier for him.

    it will be something to watch for sure and also be great for the sport for him to get involved.

    im not sure how he will fit it into his schedule though as he has committed to cycling for another 2 years.