Published in The Times on 16 Oct 2012


121016tt - Freefall record - Lance Armstrong versus Felix Baumgartner

Description & Background

Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. On 14 October 2012, he set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres, reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kilometres per hour, or Mach 1.24. Lance Armstrong, the legend of cycling and seven times winner of the Tour de France cycling race, has been discovered to be "serial drug cheat" of the worst kind by the US Anti-doping Agency (Usada). Once a hero and role model is now in "freefall" Zapiro's cartoon compares the two.

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Felix Baumgartner / Lance Armstrong


Sport / Skydiving / Red Bull Stratos

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  • Lance Armstrong?!
  • Felix Baumgartner
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