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Armstrong Lobbies Bush on Cancer Research


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Associated Press

CRAWFORD, Texas — Lance Armstrong (search) said he set a one-day record during his bike ride with President Bush — not for cycling but for lobbying.

During their two-hour ride on Bush's ranch Saturday, Armstrong pushed the president to spend more federal money on cancer research.

"I've never asked someone for so much money before," the seven-time Tour de France (search) winner and cancer survivor told ABC's "This Week" for its Sunday broadcast.

Armstrong added that the Iraq war, which he opposes, never came up during their 17-mile ride.

Bush has taken up cycling in the past few years, and Armstrong said the president has become an accomplished rider.

"That old boy can go," Armstrong said. "I didn't think he would punish himself that much, but he did."

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