The Chicago Marathon has denied a request from 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to run there in October.
The decision comes after a USADA ruling that stated Armstrong was guilty of using performance enhancing drugs for the past decade.
The USADA has stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France championships and banned him from all sports according to Runner’s World.
The road running community has been waiting to see if USA Track & Field, the national governing body for the sport, would enforce the ban on Armstrong. As a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency code, USATF is bound to enforce rulings by WADA and USADA.
The ban in other sports such as road running and triathlon has not been popular.
“It seems a little over the top to pursue him beyond the cycling arena to me,” said John Conley, whose company owns and operates the Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.
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