FOR STORY OLY DRIVER'S DREAM - FILE - This Thursday Nov. 23, 2006 file photo shows two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi, who lost both of his legs in a crash over five years ago, inside the modified cockpit of his BMW-Sauber C24-B, as he becomes the first double amputee to test drive a Formula One car in the Cheste racetrack near Valencia, Spain. But Alex Zanardi just can't stop racing and now the former Formula One driver will be vying for a Paralympic medal Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in the paracycling event, a handcycle powered by the arms, at England's Brands Hatch race track, where he once raced cars. It's really a miracle, when you realize the 45-year-old almost died in this horrific accident in Germany, ``For a brief moment I found myself thinking of all the things I've done,'' Zanardi said recently on his Twitter feed ``I'm a lucky boy!''(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante, File)
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