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Lance Armstrong fails in 'Beer Mile' race

Lance Armstrong's body didn't react as well to alcohol. Credit: PA

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong was no stranger to pumping performance enhancing drugs into his body, but alcohol certainly wasn't one of them.

The disgraced American accepted an invitation to participate in a qualifying race for the Beer Mile World Championships taking place in Austin, Texas, next month.

Runners are expected to down four beers during the race, with a 400 meter run between each one, but Armstrong felt unable to continue after his first beer.

"One and done," he told Runner's World after refusing to continue. "That was not what I expected."


Armstrong and Sunday Times agree settlement

The Sunday Times was forced to settle a claim with Lance Armstrong in 2006 and agreed to pay him £300,000, the newspaper reported (£).

Armstrong has reached a confidential settlement with the paper. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

But after his sensational confession the paper launched a High Court bid to return the money, plus £720,000 in costs, and have now reached a confidential settlement, the newspaper said today.

It said Walsh and English had "reached a mutually acceptable final resolution to all claims against Lance Armstrong related to the 2012 High Court proceedings and are entirely happy with the agreed settlement, the terms of the which remain confidential.

Armstrong settles with S Times after £1m libel claim

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached an agreed settlement with The Sunday Times, which had accused him of deceit and sued him for more than £1 million, the newspaper (£) is reporting.

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year Credit: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/Press Association

In 2004, Armstrong had sued the newspaper for libel after it published an article suggesting he might have used performance-enhancing substances.

He then sought damages from the newspaper's chief sports writer David Walsh and Alan English, who was deputy sports editor.

Tour leader Froome frustrated over doping questions

Tour de France leader Chris Froome admitted his frustration over questions about doping a day after his impressive stage win.

Chris Froome during the Mont Ventoux stage. Credit: YUZURU SUNADA/Belga

The British cyclist won on Mont Ventoux - one of the most feared climbs in cycling - but his performance was compared to those of Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour titles for doping.

On the doping questions, Froome said: "I just think it's quite sad that we're sitting here the day after the biggest victory of my life, a historic win, talking about doping.

"My team-mates and I have been away from home for months training together and working our arses off to get here, and here I am accused of being a cheat and a liar."

He added: "Lance cheated. I'm not cheating. End of story."

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