Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lance Armstrong

The seven-time Tour de France champion made an impressive marathon debut Sunday, accomplishing his goal of finishing in less than 3 hours and thrilling fans who seemed much more enthused at seeing Armstrong than watching a Brazilian man and a Latvian woman win titles earlier on a crisp autumn afternoon.

Armstrong's time was 2 hours, 59 minutes and 36 seconds. His shirt soaked in sweat, he virtually walked the last couple of steps to the finish line. He shuffled into a post-race news conference, his right shin heavily taped.

"I think I bit off more than I could chew, I thought the marathon would be easier," he said. "(My shins) started to hurt in the second half, especially the right one. I could barely walk up here, because the calves are completely knotted up."

He called the race "the hardest physical thing I have ever done" ? even more grueling than his worst days on the Tour.

"I never felt a point where I hit the wall, it was really a gradual progression of fatigue and soreness."

"Before the race that was my goal, I wanted to break 3 hours. But if you told me with 3 miles to go, `You're going to do 3:05,' I wouldn't have cared," he said. "Honestly, at the end I was so tired, I couldn't care. Now I'm glad I did."

Will he be back?

"Now's not the time to ask that question.The answer now is no, I'll never be back. But I reserve the right to change my mind," he said. "I don't know how these guys do it."

so he proved,,,he was the master of one but can't become the jack of all trades,,,,,,,but he can change his mind,,,,,i m loving the statements he gave in press conference after marathorn,,,,,,,freak i m,,,,never mind,,,,exam is so near,,,& i m doing this,,,,watching movies,blogging,,,day dreaming,,,,,,is there any kind of phobia like this ?,,,,

A lady start enjoying life,,,because her paper is quite near,,,,Please Allah Help me!........