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Zanardi does it again, with Paralympic gold in hand-cycling time trial

2012 London Paralympics - Day 9 - Cycling - Road

LONGFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men’s Individual H4 Road Race on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch on September 7, 2012 in Longfield, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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On the eve of the 15-year anniversary of when he lost both his legs in Germany in a CART race, Alex Zanardi just added the latest chapter to his post-accident inspirational life story.

He repeated his win of four years ago in London as the Paralympic gold medalist in the hand-cycling time trial on Wednesday, with a time of 28 minutes, 36.81 seconds over the 20km course in Rio.

He’ll try another repeat attempt on Thursday in the Paralympic road race event.

Zanardi is 49 and will turn 50 in October, but he continues to amaze.

More here from NBC Olympic Talk, as well as the link to Paralympic broadcast schedule. NBCSN and the NBC Sports app will have Paralympic coverage Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. ET.

More to follow, including video, when it arrives.

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