Challenge triathlon: BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi ready for Hawaii

Oct 07, 2014 891

The countdown is on: In a week from now, BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) will tackle his next big challenge. On Hawaii (US), he will contest his first ever long-distance triathlon on Saturday, 11th October.

This triathlon is anyway a real endurance test for non-disabled athletes, as it consists of a 3.86 kilometre swim in the open ocean, a cycling section of 180.2 kilometres and a final running section of a full marathon distance of 42.195 kilometres. For Zanardi it will be an even bigger task: as he has had both legs amputated, he will have to complete the overall distance of 226.255 kilometres solely by the power of his arms.

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