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The new depiction of Lance Armstrong as a serial drug pusher and no longer great of sport is a real shame for those mere mortals who are seeking some form of inspiration.  Who could not have been inspired by the story of the man who fought one of the most insidious conditions of our time, and not only beat it, but was able to then conquer one of the worlds most gruelling and toughest sporting events and win another Tour De France?

Who could not be inspired by the man who since beating cancer has managed to raise $400 Million US to help in the fight against cancer?  I really hope that no matter what happens to the man, the Livestrong brand does not get collateral damage.

Lance Armstrong was one person I used as inspiration when I was recovering from my operation, if he can recover from something far worse, in such a positive way, then surely I can do it as well.  I would rather remember that Lance rather than the one the US Anti doping agency has uncovered.  Unfortunately, the genie is out of the bottle, and that is such a shame for the world, as now we have lost one of the greatest stories of overcoming adversity to performance enhancing drugs.