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Lance Armstrong Tweets That He Will Run Sunday’s Half Marathon In Austin

The weekend after announcing that he is permanently retiring from cycling, Lance Armstrong has said via his twitter that he will competing in Sunday's Livestrong Half Marathon in his hometown of Austin, Texas.

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The weekend after announcing that he is permanently retiring from cycling, Lance Armstrong has said via his twitter, @LanceArmstrong, that he will compete in Sunday’s Livestrong Half Marathon in his hometown of Austin, Texas.

Armstrong tweeted the following on Sat, Feb. 19:

“@LIVESTRONGHQ w/ @jbsamuelson. She’s trying to persuade me to run the half marathon w/ her and @abbysamuelson. Alright, I’m in!”

Despite announcing in December that a knee injury would keep him from competing in a January triathlon and may require surgery, Armstrong appears to be on the mend.

Armstrong’s retirement announcement coupled with the lack of mention of any future triathlon competitions has led many to believe he may be retiring from competitive endurance sports all together. While the tone of Armstrong’s tweet suggests he is entering the half marathon just for fun, the fact that he is back to running may bode well for an Armstrong appearance in a future triathlon.

Check back to Triathlete.com as we continue to follow this developing story.