Lance Armstrong: “The wounds have healed for me, for some they will never heal”


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lance Armstrong spends most of his time in Colorado but was back in Austin on Sunday for the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon.  Armstrong was the Charity Chaser meaning that he started last and for every runner he passed, a dollar was donated to the 28 local charities who benefit from the Marathon.

“I was humbled and honored to be asked by High Five Events and I’m glad to be back when I landed yesterday it was a special feeling, I’m looking forward to running around this great city and seeing things I haven’t seen in a while,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong has kept a low profile since his famous 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey when he admitted to doping in all seven Tour de France wins, which were eventually stripped. He is in the middle of shooting an ESPN 30 for 30 which in the end, he’s not sure how he’ll be portrayed. “The only thing I can do is give them access and be myself, be totally honest and transparent, and raw at times, I trust that series to tell the true and complete series but I’m not in the editing room so I don’t know where we end up.”

The 47-year-old Armstrong said in the Winfrey interview he would work to repair a number of relationships that were fractured along the way during his cycling career. “The wounds of healed for me yeah but that’s not that important, there were a lot of people along for the ride for this story, so some have healed, for some people, they are heeling and for some, they will never heal.”

Armstrong spends his time in Colorado with his family, on his bike and hosts a number of podcasts including one during the Tour de France analyzing each stage.

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