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.
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.
Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line during the Boston Marathon in Boston in 2008.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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