In 2006, he donated $500,000 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Seventh cousin of Katie Couric and Emily Couric, and sixth cousin of Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff.
Good friend of Matthew McConaughey, Tyler Hamilton and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Considers Eddy Merckx the greatest cyclist ever.
Won the ESPY Award for "Best Male Athlete" four consecutive times from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he also hosted the show.
Announced he was retiring after the Tour De France 2005. He ended his career by winning his seventh Tour De France, which has never been done.
Armstrong's "Tour de Lance" (i.e., winning his first Tour de France on 25 July 1999) was ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". (17 July 2005 issue)
Through his foundation, has sold yellow "Live Strong" bracelets to raise money for cancer research. He has sold over 40 million of them worldwide at $1 each.
Lives in a mansion in Spain part of the year. The estate was originally several separate apartments, which he bought and had renovated into a house.
Is a good friend of actor and cycling fan Robin Williams who usually visits him during Tour de France.
Rode with Team Discovery Channel during the 2005 Tour.
Became the second man to win the Tour de France five times in the row. Joined other five-time Tour de France winners Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Induráin when he won the 2003 Tour de France. The following year he beat them all by becoming the only man to win the Tour six times.
Was with United States Postal Service from 1998-2004, before that he was with Team Motorola.
Twin girls Isabelle Rose weighing 5lbs 12oz and Grace Elizabeth weighing 5lbs 2oz born (20 November 2001)
Son Luke David born (12 October 1999)
His children were conceived with sperm that Armstrong banked before he began chemotherapy for testicular cancer.
Won the Iron Kids Triathlon at 13, and became a professional triathlete when he was 16.
He has never met his father, Edward Gunderson, and has not expressed an interest in doing so. He was adopted by his stepfather, Terry Armstrong.
He is the only person to have won the Tour De France seven times.