Seven time winner of the Tour de France, two time Olympian riding in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, renowned humanitarian, and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong is the embodiment of all that defines inspiration. Celebrated around the world, Lance's personal charisma and passionate commitment to life don't just stop at the finish line. A hero at every level, his depth of character and generosity of spirit can be found off-track in his work with the Lance Armstrong Foundation in Austin, Texas. Lance founded (the LAF) while undergoing his own cancer treatment in 1996. Since its rather humble beginnings, the LAF has earned a national reputation for its groundbreaking work on cancer survivorship issues. Today, the LAF is a multimillion-dollar organization that provides education and resources, supports community programs, leads advocacy initiatives, and funds scientific research.
Lance touches lives far beyond the world of sports. He is among the most recognized and well-liked celebrities in the U.S. He has won almost every major award granted by sports and non-sports organizations alike, from Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" to Barbara Walter's "Most Fascinating Person". His wildly successful autobiography, "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life", lived on the New York Times best-seller list for 52 weeks.
Today Lance is motivated not only to win bike races, but to compete every day for the gift of life-his own as well as others. Through his involvement in the Lance Armstrong Foundation, he has become a powerful voice for cancer survivors everywhere. Through his passion for excellence, he has become an example for anyone facing a challenge.
The Lance Armstrong story is not only of elite athletic performance, but also one of great human courage and perseverance. He is a survivor, a champion, and a hero for this and all times.
Lance is a book author and co-author including "It's Not About My Bike: My Journey Back to Life", and "Every Second Counts" with Sally Jenkins (contributor), and "The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Seven Weeks to the Perfect Ride" with Chris Carmichael & Peter Joffre Nye (contributor).