Lance Armstrong: A Biography

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 153 pages
The son of a single mother and born in a run-down housing project, American athlete Lance Armstrong emerged from decidedly modest beginnings. Four decades later, Armstrong has established himself as not only one of the world's greatest and most successful athletes, but also as an activist for charitable causes. Through the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Armstrong supports cancer research and treatment while he serves as the ultimate inspiration for other athletes and cancer survivors.||Lance Armstrong: A Biography provides a detailed treatment of Armstrong's life, from the lasting influences of his boyhood and the early years of his competitive training, to his battle with cancer, his divorce, and the birth of his fifth child during his second comeback to professional cycling. The book portrays him both as a champion athlete and a family man, and gives a candid assessment of his career, including Armstrong's less successful periods.
 

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Contents

A Unique Cyclist
1
Personal Background
15
Starting Out
31
Cycles and Life Cycles
45
Surviving Cancer
61
Great Wins and Great Losses
79
Accusations and Testing
99
LiveSTRONG
115
Plans for the Future
129
Sports Awards and Landmark Races
143
Further Reading
147
Index
149
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Paula Johanson is an accredited writing instructor at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada.

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