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It's Not About the Bike : My Journey Back to Life

It's Not About the Bike : My Journey Back to Life - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0399146114

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ISBN13: 978-0399146114
ISBN10: 0399146113
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Putnam Publishing
Published: 2000
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It's Not About the Bike : My Journey Back to Life - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0399146114

Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins

ISBN13: 978-0399146114
ISBN10: 0399146113
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Putnam Publishing

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The inspiring journey of world-class hero Lance Armstrong, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and beyond.

In 1996, twenty-four-year-old Lance Armstrong was ranked the number-one cyclist in the world. But that October, ''The Golden Boy of American Cycling'' was sidelined by excruciating pain. Tests revealed advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. His chance for recovery was as low as twenty percent.
Armstrong embarked on the most aggressive form of chemotherapy available and underwent surgery to remove cancer that the treatments couldn't reach. Five months after his diagnosis, he resumed training under a cloud of uncertainty, and the path back to competition wasn't smooth. It took a ride with friends through the mountains of North Carolina for Armstrong to rediscover his genuine love of the sport, and to rededicate himself to its pursuit.

Scarred physically and emotionally, Lance Armstrong considered his cancer ''a special wake-up call,'' one that crystallized for him the blessings of good health, family, friends, and marriage. In October 1999, just months after his astonishing triumph in the Tour, his wife, Kristin, gave birth to their son, Luke David Armstrong.

Filled with the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, It's Not About the Bike traces the wondrous journey of one of America's greatest athletes to a singularly inspiring appreciation of life lived to the fullest.

Author Bio

Armstrong, Lance :

Champion cyclist Lance Armstong's Tour de France victory has been hailed as ''one of the most memorable moments in sports history during this century'' (USA Cycling magazine). In 1996 he established the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a charity to aid the fight against cancer.

Jenkins, Sally :

Sally Jenkins is the author of one book, Men Will Be Boys, and the coauthor of three more: Reach for the Summit and Raise the Roof (both with Pat Summitt), and A Coach's Life (with Dean Smith). She is a veteran sports reporter whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and Conde Nast's Women's Sports & Fitness.

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