The trail world is buzzing this morning at the emergence of Lance Armstrong. Over the weekend, he ran the 35km Woodside Ramble in Redwood City, California. On a rainy day, he took the overall win in about three hours. That is a course with almost 3,500 feet of elevation gain/loss. In other words, Lance’s time is pretty darn fast. In fact, it appears that Lance captured the course record.
It seems like Lance’s reception at the race was generally positive. Of course, that isn’t to say some people weren’t biting their tongues, because I’m sure they were. Some folks don’t have a problem with it, as long as he does not win prize money. Some people don’t want him in the race at all. MUT (mountain/ultra/trail) star Sage Canaday indicated he wants Lance to have a lifetime ban for all endurance events.
There is no word on what is next for Lance; however, he has indicated that he would like to pursue more races on the trails. In a recent article, he also mentioned that he is forming a business venture based on extreme endurance events.