This is Quite Possibly the Most Inspiring Story EverI wrote about Alex Zanardi before, the former CART champion driver who lost both of his legs in a horrifying accident in 2001. By all rights, he should have died, but he didn't.
He kept living, too, which is not always the same thing as not dying. And today, there's this: Alex Zanardi wins Paralympics 2012 handcycling gold.
Man, I've got chills and I'm almost crying just typing this.