Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lance Armstrong set to compete in Central Florida Ironman Triathlon

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM


Lance Armstrong has proven himself as a super-human athlete: He’s a seven-time Tour de France cycling champion, a cancer survivor and, through his Livestrong campaign, an advocate for cancer research. And this weekend, Armstrong’s remarkable comeback continues as he heads to nearby Haines City to compete in the Ironman 70.3 Florida.

Armstrong joins 2300 other adult competitors for Sunday morning’s race – 1.2-mile swim in Lake Eva, 56-mile bicycle ride through rural Polk County and a 13.1-mile running course to finish at the Lake Eva Park Bandshell.

Even the kiddos get to shed some energy on Saturday morning in the 500 IronKids, a shortened version of the adult race for ages 6-15. (Armstrong won a similar event when he was 13.)

And no worries, if you’re more of the not-so-athletic spectator, the Ironman Village will host live entertainment, fitness-related exhibitor booths and an Ironman merchandise store throughout the weekend (Friday, May 18-Sunday, May 20).

For a complete schedule of the weekend’s events, directions to Lake Eva Park and more, visit the Ironman 70.3 Florida website.

Tags: , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation