I’ve been noticeably absent, my apologies! I was in New Orleans for a beautiful wedding and got carried away with limited internet access. I believe they call that “unplugging.”
Over the past week something has definitely been bothering me. Lance Armstrong is making headlines…AGAIN. I understand that this is a sensitive subject and let me start by saying I appreciate hearing all sides. I remember seeing the headlines last week about Lance being accused again of doping, resulting in a ban from triathlons, and my heart sank.
The World Triathlon Corporation’s board of directors has decided to leave in place a rule that suspends Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong from participating in Ironman events.
… It also might end his bid to qualify for this fall’s Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
Why all the fuss – …charges are not based on a positive drug test or tests, but rather on witness testimony and other evidence stretching to the mid-1990s.
Yes, the 90s. End of Save By The Bell, prime of Ace of Base, mid 90s.
How would you like to spend hours of painful training only to have someone pull you from the event? Here we have an athlete that has endured countless accusations in the cycling world – winning numerous acquittals – and now he is being attacked while he works to master another sport. I am sure many reports, interviews, etc. will surface throughout this ordeal, but for now this is really ticking me off. I am glad his sponsors aren’t budging and sticking by their guy; these are just accusations.
And now off my soap box.
How was your Father’s Day weekend?