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It's Not About the Bike
When Lance was 25 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer he was given less than a 40% chance of living. In the winter of 1996 he started to feel the symptoms of cancer. But, he paid no attention because of the nature of cycling. His mom was 17 when Lance was born and he never had a real father ,he left at birth. When Lance was three his mother remarried a man named Terry Armstrong and he beat Lance. When Lance was in fifth grade he tried his first endurance event. It was a run and he won it. As a twelve year old Lance was fourth in state in the 1,500-meter freestyle. At thirteen he tried his first triathlon which he won. He tried other triathlons and excelled. When Lance was 14 he found out that Terry was cheating on his mother. They divorced soon after. When he was 15 he started entering pro triathlons and placed in the top 5. At 17 he was asked by the us cycling team to go to Europe and to be on the team.