Forget Lance Armstrong, Alex Zanardi Is The Athlete That Should Be…

Were you inspired by Lance Armstrong? How about now with those "Tour de France titles being stripped," "lifetime cycling ban," and "confession to using performance enhancing drugs things?" Maybe just him being an asshole is enough to turn you off. » 1/16/13 3:00pm 1/16/13 3:00pm

This Race Car Driver Went From Near Death To Paralympic Gold

Just after September 11, 2001, the CART racing series held what was pretty much the first international sporting event after the terrorist attacks at the Lausitzring Circuit in Germany. But instead of signaling some sort of return to normalcy, it ended in a horrific accident involving 1997/1998 series champion Alex… » 9/05/12 12:30pm 9/05/12 12:30pm

How ex-racing champ Alex Zanardi won the New York City Marathon…

Alex Zanardi was one of the fastest men on four wheels — winning two CART championships — that is, until a devastating accident in 2001 cost him his legs. But losing his legs hasn't meant he's lost his competitive drive. A decade later and Zanardi's now one of the fastest men on three wheels, winning the handcycle… » 11/07/11 12:00pm 11/07/11 12:00pm

Alex Zanardi Is Ten Times The Man/Woman You Are

Amputee race car driver Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs during a 2001 race in Germany, has decided to enter the New York City Marathon. It all started when a manager at Barilla said he'd be crazy to try and compete in the marathon, which then meant that Zanardi would have to do it as a matter of honor. The former CART… » 11/01/07 6:15pm 11/01/07 6:15pm

Never Say Die: Alex Zanardi Hops Back Into an F1 Car

We have to say, we can't not back Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs five years ago in a CART wreck with fellow Alex — and fellow vowel-ending-surnamed racing driver — Tagliani. For the first time since his stint with Williams in '99, Zanardi got back into a Formula One car, trading his normal size-9 prosthetic feet for a … » 11/24/06 2:45pm 11/24/06 2:45pm