Gold-winning Paralympic Athlete Zanardi – A Story of Perseverance

“Alex Zanardi just loves to race. But what he really likes to do is win,” an Associated Press article published by the National Post wrote last week. The article continued, “The former Formula One driver took the Paralympic gold medal Wednesday in paracycling – a hand cycle powered by the arms – at the Brands Hatch race track, posting a time of 24 minutes, 50.22 seconds. The victory capped an incredible journey for the 45-year-old who almost died in a horrific accident at a 2001 CART race in Germany. ‘It’s an amazing feeling,’ a clearly exuberant Zanardi said. ‘I’m really, really happy for the result.'” Read the full article here. | Raymond Matt, CFP, CLU, TEP, CHS

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