Armstrong beats NYC Marathon goal

Competing in his first running marathon, Lance Armstrong finished the New York City Marathon on...

Competing in his first running marathon, Lance Armstrong finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday in with an unofficial time of 2:59:37, under his goald of finshing within one hour of the winner (Brazilian Marilson Gomes dos Santos; who finished in 2:09:58). According to the Associated Press, although he was paced by three elite-level marathoners provided by sponsor Nike, the seven-time Tour de France champion struggled at times to stay on a 3-hour pace, but - as he has so many times in cycling - found the energy to meet the challenge.

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