Alex Zanardi overcame the distance of the Ironman triathlon
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 team BMW car with manual control, and in 2012 became the champion of the London Paralympic games by a manual bike. Now on the first try160 it has successfully coped with another difficult test, 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 Alex 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 start 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."