Champion Or Cheater … Or Both? – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast

My general rule – but not absolute – is that when something appears too good to be true, it generally is.

While out of character of his ‘fighter’ metaphor, sometimes best to let go and accept. While in itself is an important lesson to all of us.

The best comment I have seen on Lance Armstrong’s legacy:

Sure, we came to know him as the guy who nobody could beat on a bicycle, but his legacy has to be the lives he improved, the lives he saved. We often use statistics to ask ourselves if a maligned athlete, particularly one who was found to have used performance-enhancing drugs, should deserve the praise we give them. But judging Lance Armstrong by any other statistic than that he has raised almost $500 million for the fight against cancer in the past 15 years just seems small. And even that doesn’t strike at the heart of what Armstrong did. While so many athletes love to show up at hospitals when the news cameras come along, Armstrong gave some pretty incredible one-on-one time to so many sick people. When he couldn’t do it in person, he recorded a video and sent it in an email, even if he heard that someone had hours to live.

Champion Or Cheater … Or Both? – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.

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