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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Remember Floyd Landis

I read an article this week about Floyd Landis, the 2006 Tour de France winner. Since the Tour ended last year, Landis has been fighting doping accusations and defending his good name. With the media swarming over the doping scandals, I almost always forget about one of the most interesting parts of his story. He trained for and competed in that race with a dead hip joint. Shortly after his victory, he had his hip joint replaced. Imagine the determination required to do that. Regardless of the doping scandal, I will always respect Floyd Landis for his incredible determination and will to succeed despite incredible odds.