Lance Armstrong wins Steamboat Stinger marathon


    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS | As seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong fights accusations from U.S. anti-doping officials, he is winning in another field.

    Lance Armstrong’s participation helped define Sunday’s conclusion to the Steamboat Stinger weekend as a big-time local event, and what he said afterward

    The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports ( Armstrong won the inaugural Steamboat Stinger trail marathon Sunday in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 10 seconds. Erik Stanley was second in 3:26:04.

    Armstrong says that while he has run the New York and Boston marathons, he had never done anything like the Steamboat Springs marathon, with its vertical climbs and technical downhills.

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has accused Armstrong of using steroids and blood boosters to win the Tour de France from 1999-2005. Armstrong denies doping and has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the agency’s case.


    Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today,