Notable Quotable

July 19, 2006|By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Ibasically decided to treat the hip like an old car - if it still works, you may as well run it into the ground."

FLOYD LANDIS, American cyclist now leading the Tour de France, who will undergo hip replacement surgery after the grueling race because of osteonecrosis, or bone death, a degenerative condition caused by lack of blood supply; he walks with a limp and is in chronic, debilitating pain but refuses to take medication for it

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