David Weir wheelchair racer Archive

  • David Weir achieves his dream of 1 GOLD at the London Paralympics… everything else is now a bonus!

    David Weir achieves his dream of 1 GOLD at the London Paralympics… everything else is now a bonus!

    Almost two years ago David Weir, GB’s elite wheelchair racer, stated his goals for London 2012 of achieving “just one gold medal at my home games.” When we were fortunate to conduct an in-depth interview with David, where we discussed the highs and lows of his incredible career, he opening stated that this was the […]

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  • Congratulations to David Weir who wins his sixth London Marathon Wheelchair title

    Congratulations to David Weir who wins his sixth London Marathon Wheelchair title

    Great Britain’s David Weir (featured on episode 19 of the Maximise Potential Podcast) won the wheelchair race at the London Marathon for a record-equalling sixth time. The 32-year-old won a sprint finish to take the title in 1:32:26 and equal Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record. “This is my favourite win ever because the field was so […]

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  • British Record Holder David Weir aiming to match Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s London Marathon Record

    British Record Holder David Weir aiming to match Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s London Marathon Record

    The British record holder will be up against three former London champions, including the 54-year-old Frei, a London winner three times in the late 1990s, David Weir will defend his Virgin London Marathon title on Sunday 22 April against the strongest field ever assembled as he seeks to match the six London Marathons won by […]

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

    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 […]

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  • 2012 is Set to be a Record Breaking Year

    2012 is Set to be a Record Breaking Year

    2012 is set to be a record-breaking year in the UK with the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic Team GB Games. Here is a excellent article from Baroness Grey-Thompson, Great Britain’s 11-time Paralympic champion, on the Games… Although it is only one day and a training session or two closer to the Games, something […]

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  • David Weir focusses soley on winning Gold at London 2012

    David Weir focusses soley on winning Gold at London 2012

    Double Paralympic gold medalist David Weir missed the New York Marathon earlier this month all in the name of London 2012 glory, writes Ben Baker. The 32-year-old wheelchair racer from Wallington had a 12 months to remember last season, with triple gold at the IPC World Championships in New Zealand over 800m, 1500m and 5000m […]

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  • David Weir becomes most successful wheelchair racer in the London Marathon history

    David Weir becomes most successful wheelchair racer in the London Marathon history

    I felt incredibly proud and honoured to witness David Weir become the most successful wheelchair racer in the London Marathon’s history, when he won an unprecedented fifth title in the Virgin London Wheelchair Marathon. It was an extremely tactical race with David showing complete control right to the finish, beating world record-holder, and long-term rival […]

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  • Transcript: David Weir – Elite Wheelchair Racer (Max#19)

    Transcript: David Weir – Elite Wheelchair Racer (Max#19)

    Here is the transcript of the inspiring interview with David Weir, British Wheelchair Champion, as he draws on the highs and lows he’s experienced in his career and what drives him to maximise his potential and be successful in life. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range […]

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  • Max#19: David Weir – Great Britain’s most successful wheelchair racer

    Max#19: David Weir – Great Britain’s most successful wheelchair racer

    The latest episode to be uploaded to the Maximise Potential Podcast is an incredibly inspiring interview with David Weir, Great Britain’s Top Wheelchair Racer who has completely re-written the record books within the sport. This phenomenal racer has won four London Marathons, three of those consecutively. At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, he won two golds, […]

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to David Weir as he wins New York Marathon wheelchair race

    CONGRATULATIONS to David Weir as he wins New York Marathon wheelchair race

    Congratulations to David Weir, British Paralympic Champion for winning his first New York Marathon wheelchair title. Here is an extract taken from the BBC Sport website on his fantastic achievement, inspiring people all around the World. Paralympic champion David Weir claimed his first New York Marathon wheelchair title after edging out Japan’s Masazumi Soejima in […]

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