BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi wins a Rome Marathon by environment a new competition record with his handcycle.

Posted on 11. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Rome (IT), 10th Apr 2016. BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi
(IT) has started his 2016 para-cycling deteriorate with a win and a new
competition record: this Sunday, a 49-year aged distinguished his fifth victory
during a prestigious Rome Marathon (IT). On this occasion, a BMW works
motorist also bettered a undisguised competition record he set in 2012 by two
and a half minutes. This year Zanardi has no motorsport racing on his
schedule, and is entirely focusing on his para-cycling competitions.


The Rome Marathon’s 42 kilometre prolonged track started and finished in
front of a famous Colosseum and went by a Italian capital’s
ancestral centre, flitting countless landmarks. The eventuality dates behind to
1995, and, with over 13,500 participants, is one of a biggest
marathon events in Europe.


Zanardi contested a competition on his handcycle with that he has already
won 8 universe championship titles and dual Paralympic bullion medals. He
finished a stretch in a new record time of 1:09:15 hours. At the
finish line he had an advantage of over 6 and a half mins over
second placed Mauro Cratassa (IT).


“It was a good day. The continue was good and sunny, it is one of the
best marathons in a universe and we went there meaningful that we could do
well, as we knew how most we had prepared adult to this point,” Zanardi
commented. “It was engaging for me to see how my opening would
be in comparison to my prior starts here in Rome. we was dual and a
half mins faster than in 2012, when we set my prior record and
was in full pitch scheming for a Paralympics in London. So we am
unequivocally happy since we achieved very, really well.”


“The time of 1:09.15 hours is flattering good per how formidable the
march is. The track goes by a centre of a city. A third of
a march consists of cobblestone streets, altogether it is really bumpy
and we have a lot of parsimonious turns. So it is not a circuit that you
could call well-spoken and fast,” Zanardi combined with a wink in his eye.


Next weekend, Zanardi will contest on his handcycle again during a
para-cycling eventuality during Marina di Massa (IT) in Tuscanny, with a time
hearing and a highway race. He will use this eventuality as a partial of his
training programme.


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