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Year 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 7 Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds
  • Jul 24 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping
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Sports Stars Born in 2005

  • Aug 10 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India

Sports Stars Married in 2005

  • Jan 26 Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort
  • Jan 29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 14 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

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