Lance wants to help pace Joan Benoit Samuelson, as she did for him in 2006.

According to a New York Times report, Lance Armstrong has inquired about running part of the 2009 ING New York City Marathon. Armstrong said he wants to help pace 1984 Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson for part of the race. Samuelson helped pace Armstrong over the final miles of his marathon debut in 2006, also in New York. Due to the fact that Samuelson is trying to break an age-group world record, Armstrong would need to start the race with her, although that was not what he had hoped to do.

Samuelson is running the race as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of her 1984 Olympic gold medal.

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