This weekend has distanced itself in Cervia, the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Italy, a test only for age groups that takes place in two days.
Alex Zanardi Deprived of both legs after a terrible accident in 2001, the former Formula 1 driver has established this weekend, the best worldwide performance of paratriathletes at 8:25:30, just before turning 53 on October 23.
Saturday September 21 8:25:30 at IRONMAN Italy
Yesterday in the low distance test IRONMAN managed to do a time of 8:25:30, getting first place in its category
His times were 4: 57: 44 to complete the 180 km by bike and 2: 18: 23 for doing 42 km in a chair. Your final time: 8h.25.30
«If life continues to give me such gifts, I think I will live 200 years because I want to enjoy it!"Alex said when he reached the finish line.
On Sunday 22 of September 4: 31: 38 at IRONMAN Italy
Well, today in the IRONMAN 70.3 Italy he has achieved a time of 4:31:38 also achieving victory in his category.
His times have been 32:43 in the 1.900 meters of swimming, 2:31:57 in the 90 kilometers of cycling and 1:18:02 in completing the 21 km of running on foot.
He was a Formula 1 driver
Alex Zanardi, is an Italian motor racing driver. He was champion of CART in 1997 and 1998, and obtained the third place in the 1996 championship. The pilot accumulated 15 victories and 28 podiums in 66 races disputed in this category.
He also competed in Formula 1 for the Jordan, Minardi, Lotus and Williams teams, scoring a single point in the 1993 season.
Both legs were amputated by Zanardi due to the serious accident he suffered at CART in 2001. In 2004 he returned to the tracks and has raced with BMW in passenger cars and large passenger cars. He was also a gold medalist at the 2012 Paralympic Games in hand cycling, an achievement he repeated at the 2016 Games.
Zanardi managed to make history in 2014 finishing the IRONMAN of Hawaii
A great example for all of us