Lance Armstrong To Run Boston Marathon

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong plans to run the Boston Marathon in April to raise money for his foundation.

The 36-year-old Armstrong qualified for Boston by finishing the 2007 New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 43 seconds. That was good for 214th place. The Boston qualifying time is 3:15 for men ages 35 to 39.

Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain. But he recovered to win the world's premier cycling event from 1999 to 2005.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation supports cancer research, prevention and better care for cancer survivors. Armstrong and others running for the foundation raised about $500,000 at last year's New York City Marathon.

The 112th Boston Marathon will be held April 21st.