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Truth at All Costs?

Lance Armstrong, January 11, 2012, Toronto
Anyone who knows me, even just a little, knows how much I love cycling.  And, I won’t deny, part of that is tied to a great respect (and other stuff the ladies can relate to) for one of the greatest athletes of all time – Lance Armstrong.  In fact, my friend Stephanie knows that if she insults Lance, she has gone one step too far.

Today I got to check one off the bucket list and that was to see Lance in person (I admit though this was checked off a few years ago but really, it will never get old).  He has been an inspiration and role model for me in many ways and to see this living legend in person had me shaking, camera in hand (!).

So it goes without saying then, that the ongoing doping investigation into Lance’s Tour de France wins, leaves me upset and exhausted.  If he is found innocent, as he has so many times over the years, our faith in the ability to overcome the odds will remain intact.

If he is found guilty, his prosecutors will claim victory for the ‘truth’.  But at what cost? A hero to many, among them cancer victims and survivors, athletes of all kinds, professional and amateur cyclists of all ages…and more.  With such a verdict, their hope in the impossible dies.

In life do you think it is better to uncover the truth at all costs or to leave well enough alone?


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