A Very Sad Day......
: Should he have fought on?
Link: www.livestrong.org/Here in Outsider Views, I have had a focus on the World and reflecting upon it. I have also taken to this forum to periodically reflect upon personal thoughts. Today is one such day.
Lance Armstrong announced that he will drop his fight against doping charges. He's won seven Tour De France Titles and has been regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever. His life story of coming from humble beginnings to dazzle the World has been an inspiration to me. I was in awe as he wrote about how he fought back from near death to come back stronger than ever. I was needless to say shocked to see that he has decided to stop the fight.
As someone who has had his share of litigation over the years, I can most certainly understand someone who wishes to not pursue litigation. I saw a report in The Guardian of London about how Armstrong somehow "strong-armed" Cycling. I am not sure how to judge this day as anything but tragic. Despite the threat to take away the titles and a lifetime ban, I hope his life can continue to serve as a example to all who realize that they can do their best and never give up. I view what he's done in Cancer Research and raising awareness as a legacy that I believe will live beyond whatever may have been determined as a result of the determination by the Anti-Doping Agency.
I leave all with this that underscores how I believe Lance Armstrong will be remembered and a message to us all: LIVE STRONG!!!