This is a short and intimate portrait of former Formula 1, American Cart and now Olympic gold medal winner Alex Zanardi.

Tragically loosing both his legs in a horrific racing accident whilst leading the 2001 Cart race at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany, Zanardi’s racing career looked all but over. Against all the odds, after the accident Zanardi went on to win two World Touring Car races and two gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The filmmakers spent a day with Alex as he goes for a training session on his handbike talking about his experience and motivation. I dare you to watch this and not be inspired.

Hero is a word that is very overused these days, but as far as I’m concerned, there is no other word that will do.