November 7, 2011
Alex Zanardi wins the NYC Marathon!
What did you do this past week end? Alex Zanardi, won the hand cycle division of the 2011 New York City Marathon in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds. It was his fifth time in the NYC classic. Zanardi won by just 2 seconds over Poland's Rafael Will, powering back after after having his bike's chain come loose when he hit a curb entering the final 1/4 mile in Central Park!
He was P4 his first time around in 2007 despite never having competed in a long distance bike race.
Zanardi, at 45, has set his eyes on representing Italy in the 2012 Paralympic in London. Italy can use a hero.