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Armstrong beats NYC Marathon goal

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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