Italian racing driver Alex Zanardi beamed at photographers as he posed for pictures on arriving outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York ahead of his appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.
The champion lost both his legs in 2001 but still manage to continue his sporting passion in motor racing and, in October 2014, he completed a triathlon which took place in Hawaii. The sports icon can be seen modestly clutching a pair of walking sticks on his way to the studio.
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