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Ex-F1 and IndyCar driver Alex Zanardi won the gold medal in the 'handcycle' class at the London Paralympic Games. Zanardi, who lost his legs in one of the most horrific motorsports incidents ever, continues to inspire with his personal strength and courage. As an ex- (and admittedly crap) TT racer, I've dissed plenty of car racers in my time, but not this guy. Legs gone, 'nads apparently fully intact.

What you may not know is that Zanardi also once inspired Valentino Rossi.

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