Chicago Marathon: Lance Armstrong Can't Race

His doping ban applies to all sanctioned sports

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 8, 2012 12:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another sting for Lance Armstrong: Organizers of next month's Chicago Marathon say he can't participate, reports Runner's World. "We got the news," says an Armstrong spokesman. The marathon had little choice: The US Anti-Doping Agency's ruling that Armstrong is banned from cycling because of doping applies to all sports under something called the World Anti-Doping Code. The marathon would likely lose its designation as a sanctioned race from USA Track & Field if it let him run—so don't expect to see him in Boston or New York, either.

Lance Armstrong is not welcome at the Chicago Marathon.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line during the Boston Marathon in Boston in 2008.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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