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Austin Marathon, Livestrong Foundation end partnership

April 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM   |   Comments

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 17 (UPI) -- The Livestrong Foundation, founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and the Austin, Texas, Marathon announced they have ended their partnership.

The annual marathon and half-marathon in Austin first partnered with Livestrong in 2010. They had announced in 2011 the partnership would be extended through 2020, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

The separation leaves the race organizers without a major sponsor. It comes six months after Armstrong, creator of the foundation, was stripped of his seven Tour de France medals and resigned as foundation chairman.

Armstrong, in a January interview with Oprah Winfrey, admitted doping during his career as a cyclist.

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