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March 12, 2005

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1989

Family Fitness Weekend 2005 | Watch the Lance highlights at The Waterways of Aventura!

Before he was a six-time Tour winner, he was an 18-year-old doing triathlon and working out with the national cycling team.

The Sunshine Network covered Lance Armstrong competing in the 1989 sprint triathlon championships, at The Waterways at Aventura, and the sponsors have converted that video to Flash for the web.

Several interesting things here: 1) I'm still wearing the no-name version of the big, "face-shield" sunglasses Lance is sporting, 2) You can see the swimmer's upper body that worked against Armstrong as a climber in the early years, and 3) THREE YEARS LATER, this kid rode away from the world's best bike riders to win the World Championships in Norway.

(Via el ruben del mar.)

Posted by Frank Steele on March 12, 2005 in Lance Armstrong | Permalink

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