Lance Armstrong may be living stronger than ever before!
The 7-time Tour de France winner was in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday to promote his LIVESTRONG Fitness Equipment and shared he was in the middle of training for his third triathlon since retiring.
Armstrong finished 5th in his first triathlon in 22 years after hopping off professional cycling circuit, then 23rd at the World XTERRA Championships in Maui. Talking about his most recent quest, he told sources:
“I don’t know if I would say I’m preparing for another career, but I’m definitely preparing for a triathlon.”
While in town, the athlete — who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 — talked to other sources about how fighting and beating the disease has changed him, explaining:
"It certainly changed me as a person, it changed me as a parent, as a friend. You don't take anything for granted, especially those first couple of years. Every sunset becomes the best sunset you've ever seen, every traffic jam is absolutely nothing."
On the flip side, he admits that those feelings don't necessarily last forever, continuing:
"But as you get 10, 15 years down the road, I have to admit… that impatience comes back… you start to lose that crystal clear perspective you used to have in those first years after, when you have no idea what's going to happen and you're just waiting to know, ‘Am I going to be given life back?'"
Completely understandable! It's nice to get such a unique and honest perspective on the subject matter though.
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