Lance Armstrong finishes 2nd in Panama Ironman

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealander Bevan Docherty says he was snubbed by Lance Armstrong after winning the Panama half ironman on Sunday and knocking the seven-time Tour de France winner into second place in his first professional triathlon.

Docherty beat Armstrong by 31 seconds after overtaking the American on the running leg of event, which was raced in searing heat. An Olympic silver medalist, Dochery told New Zealand media that Armstrong brushed passed him at the finish line without offering congratulations, but later briefly shook his hand and acknowledged his victory.

Docherty said "I'm not sure what it was all about, I can only assume he was just disappointed to get beaten."