CNN has learned that cycling legend Lance Armstrong – a survivor of testicular cancer – and girlfriend Anna Hansen are expecting a baby this June.
Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen. He underwent treatment for the disease and was able to return to cycling, eventually winning seven consecutive Tour de France races.
The harsh chemotherapy left him unable to have children, although he and then-wife Kristin Richards had three children using sperm the cyclist had donated before the treatment. The amazing part is that Lance and Anna are expecting without the use of any artificial fertilization process.
Lance announced in September that he was launching a comeback with the goal of winning that prestigious race in 2009.
”After talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden,” he wrote on LiveStrong’s Web site.
He is currently training for several races leading up to the Tour de France, including Australia’s Tour Down Under and the Giro d’Italia.