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'I want to compete again': Lance Armstrong

Published on Jan 19, 2013 10:45 AM
 
This combination made on June 14, 2012, shows seven file pictures (from top, left) taken in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999 of American cyclist Lance Armstrong posing on the podium on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after winning the Tour de France cylcing race and a picture taken in 2005 showing seven fingers (meaning seven victories) during the 92nd Tour de France. Armstrong, shorn of cycling’s greatest prizes and expelled from sport, wants to compete again and doesn't believe he deserved the "death penalty" of a life ban. -- PHOTO: AFP    

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, shorn of cycling's greatest prizes and expelled from sport, wants to compete again and doesn't believe he deserved the "death penalty" of a life ban.

"Hell yes, I'm a competitor," Armstrong told talk show host Oprah Winfrey when asked in the second installment of their televised interview on Friday if he wanted to compete again.

"It's what I've done my whole life. I love to train. I love to race. I love to toe the line," Armstrong said. "Not the Tour de France, but there's a lot of other things I could do.

"I made my bed," he said. "But if there was ever a window, would I like to run the Chicago Marathon when I'm 50? I would love to do that."

 
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