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"These days they say triathlons are a shampoo, a blow dry and then a 10K" Lance Armstrong

Posted Jan 07 2009 2:51pm

Lancehawaaii While training in Hawaii, Lance Armstrong recently did his first interview since announcing that he and his girlfriend are expecting. Armstrong talked to Mark McKinnon of the Blog The Daily Beast and had some interesting things to say about the sport of triathlon and his future.

Armstrong was asked what if he plans to race beyond 2009.

His answer, "I’d like to conquer some other endurance goals that I’ve had for a long time."

When asked by McKinnon, " What drives your competitive nature?"

Armstrong answered: "Fear of failure."

The follow-up up questions included:

"Is it possible you could you race beyond 2009?

I don’t want to limit it. It would be a little irrational to announce or even think about it now, because I haven’t even started to racing this year yet. But it’s entered my mind. I’m having fun right now and feeling strong and healthy. I certainly don’t want to limit it to one year. But it could be one, it could be two. But later on even after the cycling comeback, I’d like to conquer some other endurance goals that I’ve had for a long time.

What do you mean by that?

You know, other sports I’ve dabbled in 15 years ago. Perhaps go back and get wet at the beginning, and then a blow dry in the middle and then run. You know what I’m saying? These days they say triathlons are a shampoo, a blow dry and then a 10K."

You can read the entire interview HERE.

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