My statement to Lance Armstrong (though he will never hear this):
—Hey man. Huge admirer of your performances, and as a young triathlete myself, you’re my friggin’ idol. What you’ve done is almost beyond the realm of legendary. And in my opinion, whether you ever used performance enhancers doesn’t matter, and since no one has ever stepped forward with proof you are innocent in my eyes.
Here’s the thing though… You need to lighten up a bit. I read about your latest triathlon in Panama, and it was a bad-ass race. You are a beast. Second place sure doesn’t suck, especially for your return-debut to long distance tri’s. But don’t brush past opponents, don’t snarl at people looking for an autograph, don’t be such a… dick. We, the cyclists, runners, triathletes, and cancer survivors of the world, love you, Lance. Please give others a reason to do the same.