Lance Armstrong Banned from Chicago Marathon
Runner’s World had the big scoop this afternoon—which seemed to bring down its website for a bit—about Lance Armstrong’s future in road running. In a nutshell: It doesn’t look good.
According to RW’s report, the Chicago Marathon has denied entry to Armstrong in its October 7th race, a move to uphold the cyclist’s lifetime ban from all sports imposed last month by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which found Armstrong guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs for more than 10 years. The ruling also left Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France championship titles.
USA Track and Field was obliged to uphold the ruling due to its ties with the World Anti-Doping Agency, but many were waiting to see if it actually would. Armstrong was slated to run the Chicago Marathon as part of his Livestrong Foundation team, which raises funds for cancer research and programs.
Runner’s World has more.