Lance Armstrong Banned From Chicago Marathon As Well

NEW YORK - FILE: Lance Armstrong, cyclist and founder and chairman of LIVESTRONG, looks on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. It was reported on June 13, 2012 that the U.S. Anti Doping Agency has filed official charges against Lance Armstrong. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong's sanctions will extend past cycling, apparently, as the city of Chicago is reportedly banning the cyclist from competing in October's Chicago Marathon.

Lance Armstrong will not be allowed to participate in October's Chicago Marathon due to the August rulings made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, according to Runner's World.

Armstrong was officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life in late August after electing to discontinue his appeal process. However, the city of Chicago is upholding the ruling from the USADA that the cyclist be banned from all sports.

Armstrong had intended to participate in the marathon as a member of the team sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, better known as Livestrong. "It seems a little over the top to pursue him beyond the cycling arena to me," John Conley, whose company owns and operates the Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, told Runner's World.

The Chicago marathon will take place on Oct. 7.

For more on Lance Armstrong and everything else in the world of cycling, visit Podium Cafe.

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