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January 07, 2010

Living A Dream

Elden Nelson started a popular cycling blog called Fat Cyclist a few years back - it was funny and personal. When his wife was battling breast cancer, he knew he either had to stop blogging, or write about the experience. His wife encouraged him to write, knowing that sharing their story would help him cope.

As a fan of the Tour de France legend and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, Elden also reached out to the LiveStrong Foundation for support. Impressed by their response, he harnessed the energy of thousands of his readers to raise money for LiveStrong and another charity, World Bicycle Relief. In 2009, Elden and Team Fatty raised over a million dollars. Elden talks to Dick Gordon about losing his wife, how he's managed to raise so much money to fight cancer, and his recent ride with Lance and Team Radio Shack. 

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