Cycling phenom Lance Armstrong was born Sept 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas. Armstrong is a seven-time Tour de France Champion, an amazing accomplishment for anyone, but particularly for Armstrong, who battled testicular and brain cancer in 1996, before his career victories began.
After retiring from cycling in 2005, traded in his tires for running shoes and has participated in both the New York and Boston Marathons. The athlete founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which became instantly recognized by the yellow Livestrong wristbands that became globally popular, in 2004.
Armstrong has three children – Luke, born in October 1999, and twins Isabelle and Grace, born in November 2001 – with his former wife, Kristin Richards. The cyclist has been romantically involved with Sheryl Crow, Ashley Olsen, and Kate Hudson, whom he split from in July 2008 after a three-month romance. Armstrong is currently dating Anna Hansen and the two welcomed their first child together, a son, Max, in June 2009.