Author Topic: Alex Zanardi==Badass  (Read 824 times)


Offline Steve C

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Re: Alex Zanardi==Badass
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 08:36:11 PM »
Pretty impressive!

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Alex Zanardi was one of the fastest men on four wheels — winning two CART championships — that is, until a devastating accident in 2001 cost him his legs. But losing his legs hasn't meant he's lost his competitive drive. A decade later and Zanardi's now one of the fastest men on three wheels, winning the handcycle class of this weekend's New York City Marathon. Now that's a winner...

Disability? Hah, Zanardi would disagree. His time was just under one hour faster than his opponents with two legs — even after this year's record-breaking 2:05:05 run set by Kenyan runner Geoffrey Mutai.

Our feelings on Zanardi's victory can best be summed up in a tweet from fellow racer Paul Tracy:

    Alex zanardi is the stud of all studs !!!! All I can say is wow !!!
Where ever I go, I'll always have one foot in Ireland   /   I'm not a complete fool. Some parts are missing.

Offline ann

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Re: Alex Zanardi==Badass
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 11:27:28 PM »
This racer has been through what all of us go through after amputation.  I have his book written after his accident.  It tells about all his ups & downs.....good read. ;)