Here is a look at cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Personal: Birth Date: September 18, 1971
Birth Place: Plano, Texas
Birth name: Lance Edward Gunderson
Father: Edward Gunderson
Mother: Linda (Mooneyham) Gunderson
Marriage: Kristin (Richard) Armstrong (1998 - 2003, divorced)
Children: with Anna Hansen: Olivia Marie, October 18, 2010; Max, June 4, 2009; with Kristin Armstrong: Isabelle Rose and Grace Elizabeth, November 20, 2001; Luke, October 12, 1999
Other Facts: Armstrong was adopted as a young child by his mother's second husband, Terry Armstrong.
Since its inception in 1997, the LIVESTRONG Foundation (formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation) has raised over $500 million support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by cancer.
Timeline: 1987 - At age sixteen, he competes as a professional tri-athlete.
1989 - While still in high school, he trains with U.S. Olympic cycling developmental team and competes in the Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
1989 - Armstrong is named to the U.S. National Cycling Team.
1991 - Is U.S. National Amateur Champion.
1992 - Armstrong competes in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and finishes 14th. He turns pro immediately after the Olympics and finishes last in his first race.
1993 - Wins ten titles, including the World Champion and U.S. PRO Champion. Wins a stage of the Tour de France but cannot complete the race.
1993 - Wins the Thrift Drug Triple Crown.
1995 - Armstrong wins a stage in the Tour de France. He finishes 36th, the first time he finishes the race.
1996 - He drops out of the Tour de France after being diagnosed with bronchitis; finishes 12th in the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and signs with France's Team Cofidis.
October 2, 1996 - Armstrong is diagnosed with testicular cancer. The cancer had spread to his lungs, lymph nodes, abdomen and brain; undergoes surgery the next day to have the malignant testicle removed.
October 8, 1996 - Armstrong announces the medical findings in a press conference.
October 24, 1996 - He undergoes surgery to remove two cancerous lesions from his brain.
December 1996 - Doctors tell Armstrong he is cancer-free.
1997 - He establishes the Lance Armstrong Foundation to benefit cancer research and cancer patients.
1999 - Armstrong wins his first Tour de France, riding with the U.S. Postal Team.