Lance Armstrong Finishes 3rd in Triathlon

Plano native & Tour De France Champ races across U.S. Virgin Islands

Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 7:50 AM CDT
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Lance Armstrong Finishes 3rd in Triathlon

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Athlete Lance Armstrong attends the Opening Reception of STAGES at Deitch Projects on October 30, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Nike) *** Local Caption *** Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong dominated the cycling but finished third Sunday in a triathlon in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This was Armstrong's latest effort in his return to the sport he competed in as a teenager before turning to cycling and winning the Tour de France seven times. 

Armstrong finished 3 minutes, 37 seconds behind winner Andy Potts of the U.S. on Sunday.

The 40-year-old Texan completed the 1.2-mile swim in 24:29. He surged in front on the 56-mile bike course, opening an almost two-minute gap over Potts. He faded in the closing 13.1-mile run.

Potts won in 4 hours, 3 minutes, 31 seconds, with France's Stephane Poulat second.

The top woman was Canada's Angela Naeth, who won in a course-record 4:28:12 despite peddling the last several miles of the bike leg with a flat tire.

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