I just read a quote that said, “Pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever.”
It reminded me of Lance Armstrong’s amazing comeback story.
Today is Stage 17 of 21 of The Tour de France. 37 year old, Lance Armstrong began today in second place behind his team mate Alberto Contador.
In 1996, Armstrong was 25 (the No. 1 ranked cyclist in the world) when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that subsequently spread to his abdomen, lungs, and brain. Doctors gave him a slim chance of survival.
Two years later, after a miraculous recovery, he got back on a bike but then quit a race in Paris when he realized he wasn’t ready to race yet.
The following year (and the next 6), he won the Tour de France and retired as the only person to win this gruelling event seven times.
It was amazing to see Lance Armstrong in Australia earlier this year after his announcement that he was going after another Tour de France title in an effort to help promote cancer awareness globally.
There are so many superlatives that come to mind whenever someone mentions Lance Armstrong.
He is truly inspirational & his ‘Live Strong’ message is something that we should all aspire to in any of life’s endeavours.
Bring it home Lance, the world is riding with you.