Statitudes Statitudes

  Posted: Thursday July 18, 2002 6:17 PM
Updated: Friday July 19, 2002 9:03 AM

1 -- Lance Armstrong's ranking among world cyclists in 1996 before he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain. Joel Pineiro
If Lance Armstrong can win the Tour for a fourth consecutive time, he'll be only the fourth rider ever to do so. AP
3 -- Children he has with wife Kristin. Son Luke, and twin daughters, Isabelle and Grace. All children were conceived through In-Vitro Fertilization as Armstrong's chemotherapy left him sterile.
3 -- Consecutive Tour de France titles won by Armstrong, tying him with Greg LeMond for the most wins by an American in the 2,250-mile race.
4 -- Percent body fat Armstrong carries. Shaquille O'Neal has 16 percent.
5 -- Months after his cancer was diagnosed that Armstrong began training again.
16 -- Age Armstrong became a professional triathlete.
20 -- Percent chance that doctors gave Armstrong to recover from advanced testicular cancer in 1996.
32 -- Armstrong's resting heart rate. The average resting heart rate for a man is 70 beats per minute.
33 -- Percent larger that Armstong's heart is compared to the heart size of an average man.
85 -- Armstrong's VO2 Max rating, which measures the amount of oxygen the lungs can consume during exercise. An average healthy male might rate a 40.
2,046 -- Number of miles in the 2002 Tour de France. Shortened this year in the hopes of lessening Armstrong's advantage.
6,500 -- Average number of daily calories burned by Tour de France riders over the three weeks of the race. Active people might burn 3,500 daily.
3,000,000 -- Amount in grant money for cancer programs and research distributed by the Lance Armstrong Foundation since its inception in 1997.