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July 22, 2003

LanceArmstrong.com | Interview with Kristin Armstrong

In previous years, Lance Armstrong's wife Kristin has contributed a column to the official Lance Armstrong website. The couple separated in February, so no column this year. There is, however, an interview with Kristin up at LanceArmstrong.com, with an update on the situation with her and with their children.

Update 9/4/03: Lance and Kristin Armstrong have announced plans to divorce.

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you are the best biker in the word

Posted by: justine at Aug 21, 2003 4:15:46 PM

your cool

Posted by: ryan at Aug 21, 2003 4:18:39 PM

Lance-
You are one of the greatest cyclists in the history of the sport, yet you are a dumbass. Your wife stuck by you through cancer treatments, insemination, and life on the tour. Getting divorced is a big mistake on your part. I'll still root for you and keep an eye out for that hot wife of yours on 6th street when she has lined up a babysitter.

Posted by: J. Ward at Nov 15, 2003 1:23:52 AM

I am very sorry to hear about you and Kik.

I read your first book and am in the middle of reading the second. You
and your wife seemed like a match made in heaven.

I hope you can reconcile, or move on. Whichever is best for you both.

Best of luck,
J

Posted by: julia at Dec 13, 2003 11:27:01 PM

Hope you´ll do your best to win the 6th tour de france and confirm that you´re the best, and if you have any job openings for a mature , sophisticated, quad-lingual ( french, english, spanish, portugese) lady, who loves to travel and is YOUR biggest FAN this side of the world ( Marbella, Spain) please answer.

Posted by: florence at Apr 12, 2004 7:42:01 AM

shame on you for what you did to your wife and kids---why did you ever marry and have kids if all you wanted was your stupid bike?? I hope you don't hope, I won't be cheering you at all---in fact, I hope you CRASH and won't be able to screw anymore crows.

Posted by: Sandy B at Apr 21, 2004 9:00:04 AM

Lance, The things you do on your bike and for cancer are great.... and important. You are abel to do things ordinary people can not due to your fame. Use it for good, but remember one thing... in the end, all that really matters on how we spent our life here on this earth is one thing, Did you know Jesus? You will never really have true success or happiness untill you have Christ as your Savior.

Posted by: Patrick at Jul 6, 2004 12:55:52 PM

I can't believe some of the people who have posted here are so judgmental. You can not judge a man until you walk in his shoes. Since none of us will ever win five straight Tours after battling cancer, none of us have the right to judge.

Posted by: LC at Jul 9, 2004 4:23:23 AM

Lance,

My partner of twelve years has been diagnosed with a Non-Hodgkins form of Cancer called Burkitts. Before this diagnosis, he was a runner/bodybuilder who worked out six days a week. We were both fitness guru's until the diagnosis. He was told by his Oncologist to stop working out. I read both of your books, and was quite impressed with your fitness regimen, despite your diagnosis of testicular cancer. What impressed me the most though, was your "fight credo." The lack of that is what disapoints me the most about my partner! He fears dying so he adheres to the Dr.'s regimen to the letter. We have constant battles because he accuses me of being too pushy, with my suggestions of exercise, and the like. As a partner, I can attest to the huge amount of stress and anxiety that couples go through in terms of communicating their needs and desires, while battling the cancer demons of chemo, daily neupogen shots, antibiotic potions to fight bacterial infections, that are caused by a weakened immune system, etc. This stress can un-wittingly weaken the bonds of even the strongest relationship. In the span of five years you and your wife dealt with cancer, infertility, parenthood, your constant fears of a reacurrence, the rigors of training for the tour, the "doping" accusations, the invasion of your privacy in one form or another. That's enough to drive both of you insane, if not to question the why's, how's, and if not's! I'm sorry that you two weren't able to work things out, but my guess is that despite the marriage break up, you'll both strive to maintain a close parenting bond, as well as a deep respect and admiration for one another. I can only say this based on your books, Kik had those special qaulities that enabled you to fall in love with her and share the joys of birth, and five eventful years! I hope that you can come by that a second time! May God Bless You and Yours!

Posted by: Delores at Jul 21, 2004 10:26:11 PM

GO,DADDY YO-YO!!

Posted by: Kathryn Ellis at Jul 21, 2004 10:41:41 PM

Dear Lance, You are AWESOME!!!! You are an inspiration to me as I am a cancer survivor also. Congratulations on your win, and continue to live strong.

Posted by: PS at Jul 25, 2004 12:45:00 PM

We never do know what goes on between two people and their dreams and struggles.
Sometimes they themselves can barely make sense of which way to turn.

The most important thing, however is to continue to work together, and treat each other with respect. That is a fine legacy to leave their children.
We live in complicated times, and to see these two be good to each other during a time of crisis is more powerful to their family and fans, than any bike run or charity event. (although we appreciate your efforts there as well ;)

Hopefully these two have good family and friends to help them keep it all in perspective.

Best of balance to the both of ya.

Posted by: cynthia at Jul 25, 2004 8:19:22 PM

Hi Lance --
First, my heartfelt congrats on a spectacular win -- #6 -- you are a true champion!
I was so sorry to hear of your divorce from Kristin. You two were such an inspiration, having been through so much together.
My husband is battling bone cancer and we have two beautiful healthy children via IVF.
My advice from the wife of a cancer patient:

Please,now that you have done the impossible (survived cancer and won #6) -- think of your children and spend as much time with them as you possibly can. They will only need a daddy for a short time and the time is now. If your Luke is anything like my son, his daddy is his absolute HERO -- and he needs you now. More than you need your bike.
As parents, we need to sacrifice our own wants and needs for those of our kids. Your children see everything you do and who you date and it can only be devastating to them to see you with someone other than their mother.
You and Kik went through h**l and back to have your babies (been there myself) -- please give them what they deserve -- YOU!!!

Now that I'm done preaching :) -- God bless you Lance, and thanks for being such an inspiration.


Posted by: Debbie at Jul 25, 2004 8:26:12 PM

WOW! YOU ARE THE MAN.CONGRATULATIONS LANCE LETS DO SEVEN NOW?

Posted by: Rob Shaw at Jul 27, 2004 3:05:34 PM

Lance, Congrats on # 6 !
I enjoyed reading your books, what an incredible tribute to your ex wife. Your kids will cherish the books written to there mother. I appreciate how kind you have been to her in the media. I think the greatest gift you can give a child is two parents who love each other. Good luck with you endevours and keeping all the priorities in line.

Posted by: mzb at Jul 29, 2004 6:42:11 PM

Lance, Congrats on # 6 !
I enjoyed reading your books, what an incredible tribute to your ex wife. Your kids will cherish the books written to there mother. I appreciate how kind you have been to her in the media. I think the greatest gift you can give a child is two parents who love each other. Good luck with you endevours and keeping all the priorities in line.

Posted by: mzb at Jul 29, 2004 6:44:14 PM

congratulations Lance,
you are one of a kind. I am fascinated by your talent and what you have been through. After readings your books I was disappointed to hear you had divorced. In my opinion you should stay with the person you have chosen to marry, particularly where kids are involved. As I said however, that is my opinion, free to post on this website.
You truly deserve all the best that life has to offer.

Posted by: Pia at Aug 4, 2004 5:22:58 AM

Well done on winning no. 6!! That was awesome and very inspiring to all of us who've watched it. I agree, you are a great inspiration to all of us but remember that you God gave you a 2nd chance in life and that was only by grace. Hope you will find it in your heart one day to give Him the glory for what you've achieved. That will truly be awesome. Pray that you will find true happiness. May you be an example to your kids in this regard as well.

Posted by: Marinda at Aug 5, 2004 2:33:16 AM

you are an inspiration to all of us who are fighting cancer. I wanted to buy several livestrong bracelets to give to my friends and thought they might be available on line. can you help me?
xoK

Posted by: karen babbitt at Aug 6, 2004 10:59:04 AM

you are an inspiration to all of us who are fighting cancer. I wanted to buy several livestrong bracelets to give to my friends and thought they might be available on line. can you help me?
xoK

Posted by: karen babbitt at Aug 6, 2004 10:59:19 AM

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