Lance Armstrong is a professional cyclist whose story is an inspiration in itself. He was born in the year 1971 on September 18th. He was raised by his mother Linda. His birthplace is Plano in Texas. Though his childhood was spent mostly in Dallas, Texas. He was an athletic kid since his younger days and shows immense interest in sports activities. He began running at the early age of ten years. He soon started taking part in triathlons which includes a thousand meter swim, fifteen miles of bike ride and three miles of running.
However, soon Armstrong decided to concentrate on cycling only as this was one sport he was strongest in. During his senior school, the Olympic Development body of USA invited him to train in Colorado. He left his schooling mid-way and went and trained in Colorado. However he worked extra hard and also received his diploma in the year 1989.