Lance Armstrong Banned From Running Chicago Marathon


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Gary Miller/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) — Lance Armstrong has been banned from running the Chicago Marathon, according to his foundation.

Spokeswoman Katherine McLane announced on Friday that Armstrong will not be allowed to participate in the race, which is scheduled for October 7.

Last month, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Armstrong’s competitive results and banned him for life from competition, saying it had evidence that he took performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France Titles in his career.  He has repeatedly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs.

Marathon officials said Armstrong didn’t formally register for the race, but noted that USADA’s ruling bars him from entering races sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

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