Six time Paralympic Gold Medal winner in T54 men’s wheelchair athletics, with four of the Gold’s won at the London 2012 Games, David ‘The Weirwolf’ Weir is one of Great Britain’s most high profile and successful Paralympians.
David’s career spans four Paralympic Games through which he’s accumulated four gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the T54 wheelchair racing. In addition to David’s accomplished Paralympic career, he has won the London Marathon five times, competed in numerous World and European Championships, and holds all British records up to 5000m on the track. With a hat-trick of gold medals at the World Championships in 2011 in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m.
David is the current British record holder of the distances up to 5000m as well as the road at 10km, half marathon and marathons. He has been named one of the best wheelchair athletes in the world and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours.
Since retiring from track racing, David’s focus is now on long distance and he made his last competitive appearance in July 2017 at the London Anniversary Games.
Drawing on his most recent success at London 2012, David is available for moderated Q&A as well as awards evenings and personal appearances.
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