Armstrong credit. He did more or less what he hoped to do, and finished the ING New York City Marathon in 2:59:36, holding on to his sub 3 goal when the going got tough. He also handed out plenty of plaudits to the distance and the event. "Given the level of my condition, this was the hardest thing I've ever done," he said. "Considering all my Tours, even the worst days, nothing was as difficult or left me with such a sense of fatigue and so much soreness as the marathon today.
my calves, and I thought, 'Oh, oh.' I had the idea that I wanted to stop and stretch, but I was too embarrassed to do that, with the Lance cam right on me. By the end, my calves were completely knotted. I could barely walk up here for the press conference."
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Samuelson took over from that point. "I've never used my elbows so much in a race," she said, explaining that she wanted to keep the path clear for Armstrong, who was of course surrounded by other runners eager to bask in his glow. Samuelson said the motorcycle escorts with the "Lance cam" were Nike Air Force 1 Premium 07 Women's
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