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Between his efforts and excellent care of his physicians, it worked. Lance Armstrong was soon declared cancer free!
Racing didn't come easy for him either. His first race in 1992, Lance finished dead last - 111th out of 111 riders. In fact as he was pedaling up last stretch of race, crowds jeered and laughed at him calling him name after name.
Armstrong really thought about giving up sport, but then his mother's words flashed through his mind - never quit!
One year later Armstrong became youngest athlete to ever win World Race Championship held in Oslo, Norway.
Soon after his Tour de France win in 1999, critics accused him of taking performance enhancing drugs. But Lance proved that wasn't case by testing clean over and over.
His response to critics: "Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my rear six hours a day!"
Lance Armstrong is a firm believer in setting goals. Big long term goals and small short term goals. He doesn't believe in luck or any of traditional success acronyms; he does believe in hard work to accomplish what he wants to do and in never, ever giving up or giving in until those goals are met.
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