Lance Armstrong drops swimming race before he can “harm… more organizations”

April 4, 2013

Lance Armstrong (Thao Nguyen/AP)

He’s lost millions in future income — and now even Lance Armstrong’s hobbies are at risk. An unlikely attempt by the disgraced Tour de France champ to return to competitive sports — though swimming this time, not cycling — has ended before the starting block. The confessed doper had planned to join a regional Masters swimming championship in Texas this weekend, in the 40-44 age group, but international swimming federation officials raised objections, and Armstrong decided to pull out. “He doesn’t want to cause any more harm to any more organizations,” U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher told AP. Read more at The Early Lead

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