Those rules, which prohibit banned athletes from entering races sanctioned by USA Track & Field, also apply to the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon.
Pinkowski also said Armstrong had not submitted a formal entry to the race.
“I have had no direct contact from Lance or anyone representing him,” Pinkowski said. “We had some indication from his charity (Livestrong) that Lance might have been interested in running.”
Runnersworld.com first reported Friday that Armstrong was denied entry to the Chicago race.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued Aug. 24 penalties against Armstrong that stripped his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life from all sports governed by federations that are signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code. USADA sanctioned him for use, possession, trafficking and administration of prohibited substances and/or methods.
Rule 10.10 of that code spells out the ban:
No athlete or other person who has been declared ineligible may, during the period of ineligibility, participate in any capacity in a competition or activity (other than authorized anti-doping education or rehabilitation programs) authorized or organized by any signatory, signatory's member organization, or a club or other member organization of a signatory’s member organization, or in competitions authorized or organized by any professional league or any international- or national-level event organization.
“Rule 10.10 of the WADA code is very clear," USATF spokesperson Jill Geer said Friday. "And USATF confirmed with USADA that Mr. Armstrong’s ban extends to other sports including track and field and road running.”
In June, when USADA charged him with doping, the World Triathlon Corporation banned him from the Ironman events it governs.
Pinkowski said he learned again from a Livestrong official who attended Thursday’s Chicago Marathon charity operations meeting that Armstrong was considering a run in either Chicago or New York.
"We received a directive from USATF that said he could not participate in a USATF-sanctioned event," Pinkowski said.
Earlier this week, he had a telephone conversation about Armstrong’s apparent desire to run with New York Marathon director Mary Wittenberg and Boston Marathon director Tom Grilk. Pinkowski said they agreed that WADA rules would prevent Armstrong from entering their races.
"All three of this were really clear this is a legal question," Wittenberg said.
Armstrong ran the New York Marathon in 2006 and 2007 and the Boston Marathon in 2008, breaking three hours each time. His best time was 2:46:43 at New York in 2007.
"All I needed to hear is that USATF has said he is ineligible,” Grilk said.
Wittenberg said if Armstrong asked for an entry to November's New York Marathon or Livestrong wanted to give him one of its entries, she would seek further clarification.
"We will go to USATF and the IAAF (international track federation) formally and ask for a clear ruling on whether the USADA settlement settlement applies to participation in our event," Wittenberg said. "We know USATF rules apply to the professional part of the field. We are not sure how they apply to the participatory part of the sport."
Pinkowski said Livestrong officials have assured him the charity intends to continue its association with the Chicago Marathon.
"They are one of our strongest charities," Pinkowski said. "They will have 250 participants this year. We will continue to support the charity and its efforts."
Reuters reported Friday that the International Cycling Union (UCI) has no intention of contesting the USADA decision to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour titles but is still waiting to receive USADA's case file. A source told the Tribune that USADA intends to send that file by Sept. 19.
"Unless the USADA's decision and case file give serious reasons to do otherwise, the UCI has no intention to appeal to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) or not to recognize the USADA's sanctions on Lance Armstrong," UCI President Pat McQuaid of Ireland told Reuters.
USADA has said it intends to make public some of the evidence it had used to sanction Armstrong based on a non-analytical positive. The cyclist has denied ever doping and said Aug. 23 he decided not to contest USADA's charges against him because he was "finished with this nonsense."
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