Lance Armstrong Denied Entry Into Chicago Marathon

It has not been a good month for Lance Armstrong.  The former seven time Tour de France champion has lost all of his cycling records due to doping allegations.  He gave up the fight against the USADA, so any cycling memory you have of the guy does not officially exist.  Now Armstrong is getting banned from marathons as the people behind the Chicago Marathon have denied him entry.

Has anyone had a fall from grace quite like Armstrong?  We are seeing a guy having his sports life fall apart day by day.  I mean, the guy can’t even get into a marathon because there are too many issues surrounding him right now.  It is a little bit weird, but I guess I can not be shocked by it.

He was going to run as a part of the Livestrong Foundation to help raise money for cancer but that is not going to happen.  He is just poison right now.  No one wants to be associated with him.  He is a guy that used to be on top of the world, but now the world has completely turned on him.  There are people that still believe in Armstrong but that number is shrinking by the day.

We will see if Armstrong makes a big deal about this or not.  At this rate, he should probably just take the banning and move on.  There will be other things for him to do, even if attempting to raise money for cancer research is a pretty noble idea.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.

 


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