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No More Heroes: Whatever Happened to Just Plain Amazing?

By Patrick Cwiklinski On August - 8 - 2009

Lance Armstrong is a freak of nature.

Sorry, but what else do you call a man who was diagnosed with testicular cancer only to come back and not only compete professionally again but to make all anybody that ever played any kind of sport else look inferior by winning the Tour de France seven years in a row?

Athlete? Please.

Alas, Armstrong's utter domination of the Tour de France came to an end on July 7, 2009 when he placed third overall in the competition after not having entered it in three years.

But even with the coveted yellow jersey given to 26-year-old Alberto Contador of Spain, Armstrong showed that he could still compete and be a threat among the best of them, at 37-years-old nonetheless.

But just as crucial to Armstrong naysayers were his test results for use of performance-enhancing drugs and for a twenty-fourth time on March 17, 2009, the result was exactly the same.

Negative.

And yet, there are those who believe and will continue to believe that Armstrong is a steroid-user and question not only his talent for racing bicycles but also his integrity as a human being.

There is no denying the fact that with ...

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