Lance Armstrong qualifies for Leadville Trail 100

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CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) -- Lance Armstrong has qualified for the Leadville Trail 100, a year after skipping the high-altitude endurance mountain bike race.

Armstrong qualified by winning the 63-mile Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey on Sunday in four hours, 32 minutes and 21 seconds, edging Greg Krause of Littleton for the win by 3 seconds.

Armstrong skipped the Leadville race last year. His spokesman said then that Armstrong was still feeling lingering effects of a hip injury from the Tour de France and wanted to spend time with his children before the start of school.