Lance Armstrong Case Study

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Lance Armstrong Case Study Dolores Jackson Williams Colorado Technical University Online May 12, 2012 Abstract The reason I chose Lance Armstrong was purely based upon my liking the number 13, out of the list persons to choose, he was in the 13th position. I want to speak about, world cycling phenomenon, Lance Armstrong (www.bigraphy.com) born under the sign of Virgo. Brought by single mother Linda, and how she inspired in him to be a fighter. One birthday he was given a bike, and the rest is history. He had been running and swimming since the age of 10. By age 16, he became professional triathlete. Lance was invited to train as a cyclist, with the United States Olympic development team. He went on to win numerous cycling events. In 1991, the Settimana Bergamasca Race, at 21 he was World Road Race Champion in Oslo Norway, 1993. October 2, 1996, then aged 25; he was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. By this time, it spread to his lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes and brain. Given 50/50% chance of survival, removal of his testicles along with Chemo Therapy, he is now cancer free. Lance Armstrong won the Tour De France seven times, following this crisis. He has formed the Lance Armstrong Foundation which he hopes to unite, inspire and empower individuals and families affected by Cancer. What attracted me to Lance Armstrong was his determination, to beat cancer, and push himself beyond what others would consider normal. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”(www.brainyquotes.com) --Lance Armstrong— Introduction Childhood Lance Edward Gunderson was born, September 18, 1971 to Linda Gayle Mooneyham

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