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Scandal hurts Armstrong, but doesn't destroy image

Updated: October 13, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: Corrects spelling to 'Mark McGwire.' With AP Photos.)

By EDDIE PELLS

AP National Writer

It's not so much that the Lance Armstrong story was too good to be true. Now it might just be too good to let go.

Even after investigators unveiled a scathing report portraying him as an unrepentant drug cheat, Armstrong continues to confound his public with rivaling images: a rapacious, win-at-all-costs athlete or a hero who came back from cancer.

We've all heard his story ...

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