"That was like a speed bump for him"
September 6, 2012 8:27 AM Subscribe
posted by dsfan (28 comments total)
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On September 15, 2001, at the American Memorial 500, Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi lost both legs, and 70 percent of his blood, in a horrific crash
(around 1:40, not for the squeamish). Yesterday, he won gold
in the 2012 Paralympics.
"I feel very fortunate for what I have kept." - on his 2003 return
to the racetrack where he nearly died.
An 18-minute BBC interview
several years ago on his training for the Paralympics, and the resumption of his racing career.