Lance Armstrong won the Revolution 3 Half-Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County on Sunday, finishing the 70-mile race in just under 4 hours, 11 minutes.
The effort by the famous cyclist and embattled seven-time Tour de France winner in the combined swimming, biking and running event, organized by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults to raise money for cancer awareness, brought him in more than 18 minutes ahead of the second place finisher, Louis Therien of Quebec.
Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain of Lafayette Hill, Pa., was the top female finisher in just under 4 hours, 54 minutes.
In the shorter, 40-mile triathlon, Eric Limkemann won in 2:18:02. The fastest woman, Nicole Kelleher, finished in 2:31:31.
Hundreds raced. Ten other cancer survivors joined Armstrong in competing in the 70-mile race's survivors division.
Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer, said in a post-race interview with event organizers that the .9-mile swim was "uneventful," that the 56-mile bike course was "absolutely gorgeous," and that he "felt good" during the 13.1-mile run.