Lance Armstrong to race Ironman 70.3 St Croix

Texan changes race schedule to take on another half Ironman

Lance Armstrong has added another race to his 2012 schedule – Ironman 70.3 St Croix on 6 May. 

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The Texan hadn’t previously been scheduled to race at St Croix, with his next outing slated to be Ironman 70.3 Florida on 20 May, but he’s added in another race as he starts to think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in October. 

"After finishing up in Galveston [at Ironman 70.3 Texas] I began to look for another race to stay on top of my training. St Croix is appealing to me because of the course, but also the history of being there back in 1989." Armstrong told Ironman.com. "I am excited to get back down there and visit the island."

The reference to 1989 in his quote refers to a race (won by Mark Allen) that Armstrong competed in on St Croix. The event was then a 3km swim, 95km bike and 20km run.

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If his remaining schedule stays the same, Armstrong will be aiming for Florida 70.3 on 20 May after St Croix, followed by Hawaii 70.3 on 2 June and Ironman France on 24 July. Should he qualify, his ultimate aim is the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on 13 October, 2012.