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Lance Armstrong began his athletic career as a triathlete winning his first race at the age of 13. At 16, Lance Armstrong became a professional triathlete and became national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990 at 18 and 19, respectively.
In 1993 Armstrong focused his attention on cycling and became a decorated cyclist before being diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer at the age of 25. The cancer spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain. He had a 20% chance of living. He had surgery removing his diseased testicle and began chemotherapy. He also had brain surgery to remove the tumors on his brain.
After successfully defeating cancer Armstrong went on to win a record 7 consecutive Tour De France titles. With this unrivaled success he mainstreamed cycling in the United States, and used his celebrity and prestige to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for Livestrong and touching an unmeasurable amount of lives in the process.
After retiring from cycling he returned to triathlon in February, 2012 at Ironman 70.3 Panama finishing 2nd overall. He also entered half-Ironman distance races in Texas (7th) and St. Croix (3rd) before breaking through with victories at Ironman 70.3 Florida and Ironman 70.3 Hawaii setting a course record.
In recent weeks his Tour De France titles have been stripped, and he has been banned from cycling and all other sports governed by the US Anti-Doping Agency based on insurmountable evidence that he used performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. It is yet to be seen whether the titles will go to the second place finishers of those years. Note that the 2nd and 3rd place finishers of all 7 years that Armstrong won his titles have at one point in their careers been suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs.
We are looking to demonstrate community support for our bid to host Ironman Canada in Vernon, BC. Support for this event can be demonstrated by signing this petition.
The proposed Bye Laws being introduced will severely impact the lives of rural living.
There are super facets to this bill, we all accept that slipways NEED to be clear, that certain offenders need to be punished BUT NOT at a price of destroying certain areas of rural life. Banning an activity while including the term "Written Consent" indicates a personality driven law.
This "Harbour" ruling includes sandy beaches as Foreshore-in laws that govern Piers.
Piers in rural areas are not as "piers" can be imagined. Majority are communities where people meet, swimming is a normal activity and a daily activity. Scuba Diving operations are operated from slipways and are commercial businesses which will be impacted.
7.15 No diving operation, swimming or bathing shall be carried out within the
Harbour except with the written consent of the Harbour Master / Authorised
7.18 No person or organisation shall film, photograph or otherwise record for
commercial use, within the Harbour, save with the prior consent of the Council
and by payment of an appropriate fee.
There are charges like parking proposal €1 @hr and clamping proposal which may be sold on to a company.
Piers are where communities gather, always to chat and meet. They are the hub of rural tourism and to be told what we shall and not take a picture is insane as so many things are now commercial..
They have stated that "they would not enforce the draconion ones"!!!
Why include them in the first place..
Triathlon will in it's present state be difficult to obtain insurance to the liability standards requirement.
Mehdi Essadiq est un Triathlète marocain, originaire de Kénitra ,qui pratique le Triathlon au sein d’un club Français. Il est Ex-Champion d’Afrique Junior de Triathlon en 2007 et 2008.Récemment il vient d’occuper la 4éme place dans les Championnats d’Afrique de Triathlon qui vient de s’achever à Durban en Afrique du Sud..
Nous avons d'autres Triathletes de renommé internationale éparpillés aux quatre coins du monde.Nous risquons de perdre tous ses Triathletes si une fédération de Triathlon ne voit pas le jour dans les prochaine jours.
With the Mid Argyll Swimming pool facing closure by Christmas 2009, due to the absence of the correct level of core funding from Argyll and Bute council. Here's our last chance, to convince our elected officials to meet their responsibilities to ensure our children can learn to swim safely.
Mid Argyll Swimming Pool is located in Lochgilphead, Physically and historically this is the heartland of rural Argyll and of Scotland itself and is geographically located between the Sound of Jura in the west and Loch Fyne in the east. The pool serves a population of 9,000 people
The swimming pool opened in March 1996 after many years of fund-raising within the local community. Mid Argyll Community Pool is a community-owned social enterprise owned and operated by Mid Argyll Community Enterprise Ltd, which is a Registered Charity.
It provides schools and the wider community with an invaluable health and leisure resource, and allows children to further their physical development whilst learning to swim in a high quality, safe environment, an essential skill given the coastal nature of the area.
The pool provides opportunities for all kinds of water-based recreation and learning, and is fully involved with other community ventures such as the local Triathlon and Cycling Club, who organise the annual MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon and Dalriada Dolphins. Activities include children’s swimming club, swimming lessons, Aqua-Fit etc.
The pool is also an important resource to the economic well-being of the Mid-Argyll area. It provides employment to 8 full time and 3 casual staff and is a useful facility for businesses who, value the pool as a useful service to the area.
It is a promotional feature essential for the tourist industry as a leisure and visitor attraction, and it is an important option for those tourists who come to the area to walk, cycle and make the most of an active holiday.
The community support of the pool was demonstrated by as massive fund raising effort at the beginning of 2009 when £25,000 was raised by the community to pay off its debts and give the new Board time to review its operating viability and develop a sustainabile business plan. This is now complete and has been submitted to Argyll and Bute council.
It is vital that the pool remains open for all the foregoing reasons.