David Weir wins the Silverstone Half Marathon in build up to London 2012

David Weir, who gave an inspiring interview on episode 19 of The Maximise Potential Podcast, is now in the run-up to the most important event of his life – the 2012 London Olympics. The games will arguably be David’s last in the sport, and the man who has re-written all the record books is keen to ensure his build up is as thorough as possible……

David, five-times London Marathon wheelchair champion, turning out in his first race at the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon wheelchair event, was overwhelming favourite to win his first Silverstone title and delivered accordingly. David broke the course record finishing in 45:20 taking nearly eight minutes off the course record, previously held by Brian Alldis at 53:00 set in 2010.

David led the wheelchair field all the way and is coached by Jenny Archer. David who will be racing in this year’s Virgin London Marathon Wheelchair event in six weeks time against a tough field, and hopes to equal Tanni Grey-Thompson’s six tiles in London, said of his win today,

‘I was pleased with my time for the course, which was a bit twisty. My goal for the Paralympics is to get at least one gold medal, and looking forward to taking part in the Virgin London Marathon as preparation for this. Winning is all I want to do, I train to win’.

David now holds British records at all distances up to 5000m on the track as well as at 10k, half marathon and marathon on the road and a double Paralympic medalist on the track from Beijing at 800 and 1500 metres.

Source: About My Area.co.uk

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