2012 could have been the very big year for triathlon and Ironman racing. Lance Armstrong, prior to admitting all the doping allegations against him, was set to compete at the 2012 Ironman World Championship. But we all know what happened next.
Recently, two-time Ironman world champion Chris McCormack, famous for his big talk antics, put out a challenge to Lance Armstrong.
‘I’ll race ya mate.’ I don’t even care if there are no accolades. No one around. I just want to race you. Just two old blokes. No excuses,’” he said. “We threw that out to him a couple of weeks ago… Lance has done some horrible things and some amazing things athletically, but he’s still a competitor and I’ve always been inspired by racing competitors. He’s a prickly personality and I’d love to go around and have a crack at him.”
Watch the video here
And guess what? Lance, in effect, accepted.
Hey @MaccaNow – if you’re serious then gimme a call. Let’s discuss.
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) December 2, 2013
In the triathlon world, without doping in the mix, this could be a Pacquiao VS Mayweather super fight we’ve all been waiting for.
If ever the two gets a crack at it and race mano-y-mano, who do you think will win SBR.ph nation?
Given Armstrong’s current credentials, this might not be a big hit to some. But, let’s face it, any event featuring both Lance and Macca would draw huge publicity for our sport.
Let us know your thoughts!