There was always a conspiracy theory out there that the moon landing was faked. That it was staged in some studio and humans never really landed on the moon.
Most likely not true but based on recent events that theory probably has a little more credibility.
What is it that we can truly trust?
Lance Armstrong for over 10 years perpetrates a lie about his use of performance enhancing drugs, that Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o has a virtual girlfriend, Beyonce lip synchs the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration, numerous baseball players like Barry Bonds and Mark McGuire apparently used drugs to achieve spectacular feats. There are many more.
So what is real? What can we trust? Are any records even believable?
Do these events put in question even more what would be considered spectacular achievement is running or triathlons? Not just on the elite level but on the local level as well. Is there reason to doubt some performances?
A while back I recall a survey of regular runners (not elites) when asked if they could take a pill that would shave off time from their races but that would cut their life span by a certain amount a good proportion indicated they would. Is the use of these performance enhancing techniques even more common throughout all levels of sport?
What would drive someone like Lance Armstrong who without the use of these performance enhancing techniques was an accomplished triathlete and cyclist? Did their use put him “over the top”? Would he have achieved the same level of celebrity, fame and fortune?
Was it that the reward for winning was so high that the risk was considered acceptable?
So, was the moon landing legit?
We will probably have to wait a while for someone to go back to the moon to confirm those footsteps of Neil Armstrong but we already know the truth about Lance Armstrong.