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Lance Armstrong Commits to Completing Hawaii Ironman in 2011, maybe 2012

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He got his start in Triathlon afterall, and now Lance Armstrong has gone on record saying that he’ll compete in the Hawaii Ironman the year after his last Tour de France.  His goal? To finish.

“I will be in Kona (the Ironman start and finish town) 15 months after the final Tour (de France) … if it’s 2010, then it will be Kona 2011,” Armstrong told AAP in a Syndey Morning Herald article.

“If it’s 2011, it will be Kona 2012.

“I’m not saying that with any expectation, it will require months and months of getting back into swimming and running.

“But I want to just do it, just for fun – I started in tri’s and I’ve always looked up to those guys…  I come at it from just the perspective of a fan… I don’t know I could be top three, top five or top 10, but anyway, I want to come and finish.”

After his first retirement, Armstrong took up running, competing in several of the largest U.S. marathons with decent results.  Besides getting back into swimming shape, he’ll, you know, have to qualify for Kona…right?

(fast forward to 1:01 in this video, or just watch from the beginning if you want some A-Team era news broadcast theme music.  And if nothing else, watch the interview and check his pants at the awards ceremony…all yours for the gawking at 4:20)

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