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January 15th, 2013
07:09 AM ET

Livestrong board member Mark McKinnon: Armstrong doping reports 'devastating,' says cyclist will have to 'crawl over a lot of broken glass'

Livestrong board member and Daily Beast Contributor Mark McKinnon weighs in on reports of Lance Armstrong's doping admission in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

"It's been devastating," McKinnon tells John Berman on "Early Start." "The whole thing has been. But I'm glad that Lance is coming forward. The thing that I'm most concerned about of course is the foundation and the work that we've done over the years for cancer survivors and for people living with and through cancer. But I'm encouraged by what I'm seeing so far which is that people are sticking with the foundation."

"We wanted the foundation to live beyond one person...to live on its own and not be contingent on one person," McKinnon says.

Berman asks if McKinnon feels betrayed by Armstrong.

"Yes, I do," McKinnon says. "He's got a lot of apologies...he's got to crawl over a lot of broken glass, and drag the sack cloth. But the one thing they can't take away from him is his cancer survivorship. That story gives great hope to millions of people like my wife who lived through it. So there's a lot of work he can continue to do there."

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