Topics: Motivational Speaker
National and world champion cyclist, three-time Olympian, renowned humanitarian, role model, cancer survivor, and now four-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is clearly one of the most celebrated and charismatic contributors to the sports world. He made world headlines in Paris on July 25, 1999 with the most stunning come back ever in the history of sport, but the personal side of this resounding triumph brought Lance's life and career full circle.
In 1996, he was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer. He was given the chance to fully appreciate the blessings of good health, a loving family and close friends. Lance described his bout with cancer as a "special wake-up call." He heeded the call to activism by becoming a spokesperson for testicular and other forms of cancer and by forming the Lance Armstrong Foundation within months of his diagnosis. His autobiography It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life was recently released and a motion picture of his life story is currently in development. What is undeniable, however, is that Lance has already won the most important race of his life. Perhaps the words that capture his indomitable spirit the best are his own: "It's ironic, I used to ride my bike to make a living. Now I just want to live so that I can ride."
- It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life
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