2014-10-13 18:54:02

Alex Zanardi overcame the distance of the Ironman triathlon

Alex Zanardi overcame the distance of the Ironman triathlon

Former driver Zanardi last weekend to list their achievements in sports added another he took part in the triathlon version of Ironman and overcame the distance only by force of arms.

In 2001, the Italian lost both his legs in a terrible accident that occurred during phase series CART, but was able to return to sport, played in the touring car races for the car with manual control, and in became the champion of the Paralympic games by a manual bike. Now on the first try160 it has successfully coped with another difficult , which is considered the famous Hawaiian triathlon, held in Kailua-Kona.

During the swim, Zanardi used a life jacket to stay afloat, then moved on to hand the bike of his own design, and the marathon portion of the race overcame in a special wheelchair. The result in the triathlon - 9 hours, 47 minutes and 14 seconds, and little was not enough to get in the top 10 of athletes.

"It was great, and I will remember this day for the rest of my life, " said Zanardi. For the last 300 meters cost to this competition. Don't know whether all the audience greeted the same way, but when I was driving along the narrow corridor before the finish, I felt an incomparable emotions. It was incredible. I could hardly hold back the tears. I am not so sentimental, but it was a unique feeling."

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