Alex Zanardi, 52, has had successful sports careers in two separate disciplines. His first was as a racing driver. Zanardi progressed from kart racing to Formula 1, in which he made his debut in 1991, before becoming an icon in the US, where he won two Indycar titles, in 1997 and 1998. His second sporting career came in the aftermath of his dramatic accident in Lausitzring, Germany, in September 2001, which saw him lose both his legs. He went on to become a successful Paralympic cyclist, winning four Paralympic gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016, as well as various world titles. Not only that, Zanardi has also returned to the wheel post amputation, competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona this year, done triathlons (such as the ironman race in Kona, Hawaii), and had a television career, hosting the show Sfide.