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  • Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

    I know Lance used to be a triathlete and he does some running in his offseason. Does anyone have any of his track PR's?

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    Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

    Unlikely to be impressive; he turned pro at the age of 16.

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    • #3
      Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

      At the 2002 Dirty Duathlon, Lance ran the 3 miles in 18:57, which put him in 2nd place before the bike race.

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      • #4
        Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

        Lance came off the bike in second, behind mtn. bike champion Jason Sager. Sager commented in the article (see below) how odd it was to ask the TdF champ to move over so he could pass on the bike.

        http://www.runnertriathletenews.com/fea ... n2003.html

        5K run / 12M mtn. bike / 5K run
        1 Lance Armstrong 18:57.9/00:45.1/0:55:29/00:37.9/20:16.0 = 1:36:05

        This was an extremely hard off-road run that was longer than the 5K distance advertised. Some other notable times in comparison (all three of these competed in relays and didn't have to mtn. bike like Lance):

        Adam Dailey (Longhorn NCAA qual.): 17:22/17:35
        Steve Sisson (Longhorn NCAA qual.): 18:14/18:39
        Adam Reiser (9:00 2M in H.S.): 18:27/20:17

        (Taken from a previous post)

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        • #5
          Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

          So the assumption is that Armstrong right now is better than 9:00 for 2 miles, which various performance calculators ( http://run-down.com/statistics/calc.php ) peg at equal to a sub-2:20 marathon. If the rumors are true and he does return to triathlon after his cycling career is over, we're looking at a guy who could break every Ironman cycling and running record in the book.

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          • #6
            Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

            >So the assumption is that Armstrong right now is
            >better than 9:00 for 2 miles, which various
            >performance calculators (
            >http://run-down.com/statistics/calc.php ) peg at
            >equal to a sub-2:20 marathon. If the rumors are
            >true and he does return to triathlon after his
            >cycling career is over, we're looking at a guy
            >who could break every Ironman cycling and running
            >record in the book.

            Where do you get those assumptions? He can't run better than 9 min for 2 miles. And, if he could, that doesn't automatically translate to a 2:20 marathon. I'm sure he would do some damage to the Ironman cycling times but I doubt he would even come close to the Iron Man marathon record.

            Accept his greatness as a cyclist - don't try to make him a great runner when he has never done anything of any significance in that sport. He is one of the greatest cyclists that has ever gotten on a bike - isn't that enough?

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            • #7
              Re: Lance Armstrong's Track PR's

              >So the assumption is that Armstrong right now is
              >better than 9:00 for 2 miles, which various
              >performance calculators (
              >http://run-down.com/statistics/calc.php ) peg at
              >equal to a sub-2:20 marathon. If the rumors are
              >true and he does return to triathlon after his
              >cycling career is over, we're looking at a guy
              >who could break every Ironman cycling and running
              >record in the book.

              Where do you get the idea he would go to triathlon? Show me where he has indicated any interest in it.

              If you want an idea of what Lance might be able to do in an Ironman, check out what Steve Larsen did a few years back at Lake Placid. Larsen is about 75% the cyclist LA is (and I might be generous with that assessment).

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