Now the debate still continues whether or not Lance Armstrong should be stripped of his Tour de France titles. Lance Armstrong is seen as one of the greatest cyclist of all times after consecutively winning titles from 1998-2005. His success throughout his cycling career has made him one of the most known cyclists in history but as of August 24, 2012 the US Anti-Doping Agency determined that Armstrong has used banned substances and erased his cycling titles, and further banned him for life from the sport (Lance Armstrong) His goal [of winning the Tour de France] led him to depend on EPO, testosterone and blood transfusions but also, more ruthlessly, to expect and to require that his team-mates would likewise use drugs to support his goals if not their own," concluded the report. "It was not enough that his team-mates give maximum effort on the bike, he also required that they adhere to the doping programme outlined for them or be replaced (Fotheringham,
“The truth is that cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me. I don’t know why I got the illness, but it did wonders for me and I wouldn’t want to walk away from it. Why would I want to change, even for a day? The most important and shaping event in my life?” Armstrong stating that he is happy for being diagnosed with cancer because it made him the person who he wanted to be and who he is today. Stating back to my claim that we all have a purpose for being here.
For my research paper I chose to focus on Lil Wayne. I admire him because he is hard working and he has gone through a lot to achieve his American dream and he never gave up on it. Lil Wayne's American dream was to have a better life for himself and move his family out of the ghetto. He had been trying to do that since he was young and then he finally got discovered at the age of 13 by Birdman who was a well-known local producer. He took Lil Wayne to the top and even though he had to drop out of high school it was wroth it because he is now worth over 24 Million dollars.
He then won the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico in track-record time in his final race. He inspired everyday people to keep going no matter how tough things got and made the poor a little bit richer. Did you enjoy the film? Phar Lap was a very enjoyable movie to watch and learn from. Before watching the film I didn’t really know who Phar Lap was and the history behind it, but since I have watched the film I gained a lot of knowledge about Phar Lap and Australian history.
NOVEL STUDY: LANCE ARMSTRONG, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE Chapter 1: Before and After “Cancer would change everything for me, I realised; it wouldn’t just derail my career, it would deprive me of my entire definition of who I was.” Looking through chapter one, Lance Armstrong defined himself as someone who is impatient and loves to do things quickly and swiftly. This is shown where he says on page 1, ‘I don’t do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast- cadence.” The things that made him believe he was the happiest man in the world were his career, his support from his mother and his never broken ego. Chapter 2: The Start Line “Your past forms you whether you like it or not.” Both positive and negative influences helped to form and mould young Lance into the rebellious boy he was. Lance shares how close he is to his family and how his
Young men really do appeal to this product because they want to have a great in shaped body. They also used a celebrity endorsement by using Rich Froning 2011-2012 Crossfit Games Champion. I think this was such a good choice for a celebrity endorser because five years ago the Crossfit games did not exist. So, Rich Froning was just like every other guy in the gym just working out for the joy of it. Crossfit is a brand new and up and coming competition.
Not only did he survive cancer but he also started up the live strong foundation aimed to support cancer patients and research into cures. After that he returned to win the Tour De France 7 times. This is when he became the record holder for the most wins in the Tour De France sporting event. He had such determination and courage that people couldn’t help but admire him and his heroic achievements. Unfortunately, Lance Armstrong was found guilty of blood doping.
What he does instead, is to take this bad experience to push himself to become stronger. His determination facilitates him to be the only person to win seven times the Tour of France. He becomes the idol of many people because he exhibited what determination can reach, and those obstacles that seem insurmountable are achievable if we want.
Not only having great cardio, but a lot of strength to throw around a 220+ pound dirtbike for 30minutes plus two laps, twice. Motocross has been proven to be the second most physically demanding sport in the world, second only to world cup soccer. Many soccer players even admit that Motocross is more physically demanding after riding, as there are switching players, half time, or time outs. It’s 30minutes plus two laps (averaging about 35minutes) as hard as you can go to the checkered flag with no breaks. You do that twice per race, not even counting practice or qualifying.
Terry Fox could be considered one of the biggest and most inspiring Canadian hero of the 20th century. Instead of crumbling in self pity after he had his right leg amputated when diagnosed with bone cancer, march 1st 1977 ("The 10 Most Inspiring Canadians" 8), Terry decided to run from coast to coast across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic ocean at St.John's Newfoundland on April 12,1980, with the goal of dipping it in the Pacific in Vancouver, BC, months later (TheStar. web.). He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day with a hop/skip running style.