David Weir
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David Weir

Star Sign: Gemini
Date of Birth: 5 June 1979
Born: Wallington
Lives: Wallington
Event: 800m, 1500m and 5,000m
Coach: Jenny Archer
Classification: T54
Achievements & Honours
1996 Atlanta Paralympics: 100m (7th) and 4x100m (4th), 400m (semi)
2002 London Marathon: 1st
2004 Athens Paralympics: Silver (100m) and Bronze (200m)
2005 European Championships: Gold (400m), Silver (200m), Bronze (100m)
2006 World Championships: Gold in 100m, 400m and 1500m and Silver (200m)
2006 London Marathon: 1st
2007 London Marathon: 1st
2007 Paralympic World Cup Gold (400m), Gold (1500m)
2008 London Marathon: 1st
2008 Beijing Paralympics: Gold in 800m & 1500m, Silver(400m), Bronze(5,000m)
2009 Awarded MBE and Honoured Freedom of the London Borough of Sutton
2009 London Marathon: 2nd
2010 London Marathon: 3rd (leading at 20 miles, two punctures)
2010 Great North Run: 1st
2010 New York Marathon 1st Place
2011 World Championships: Three Golds (800m, 1500m and 5,000m)
2011 London Marathon: 1st
2012 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2012 London Marathon: 1st
2012 London Paralympics: Gold in 800m, 1500m and 5,000m and Marathon
2013 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2013 London Marathon: 5th
2013 Great North Run: 1st
2014 Oz Day 10k: 1st
2014 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2014 London Marathon: 2nd
2014 Commonwealth Games: Gold in 1500m
2015 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2015 Lisbon Half Marathon: 1st
2015 London Marathon/IPC World Championship Marathon 2nd/Silver
2015 Berlin Marathon: 1st
2015 IPC World Championship 2nd/Silver
2016 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2016 London Marathon: 3rd
2017 Silverstone Half Marathon: 1st
2017 Paris Marathon: 1st
2017 London Marathon: 1st
2018 Paris Marathon: 2nd
2018 London Marathon: 1st

Former world record holder – 1500m and 5,000m, broken by Marcel Hug in June 2010

Interesting Facts  
My Heroes: Heinz Frei (Swiss wheelchair racer)
What Drives Me: Winning!
Likes: Sleeping, relaxing, watching my team Arsenal, DJing,
Dislikes: people lying, travelling and being away from home
Favourite TV Shows: Shameless, East Enders, any sport on TV,
Favourite Films: Saving Private Ryan
Favourite Music: House music
Life without Sport: I really don't know what I would be doing!
How I got started?: I knew from the age of 8 that I was going to race and become World and Olympic Champion one day. My first race was the Mini London Marathon when my Primary School teacher asked if I wanted to enter the race, I never looked back!
Media Highlights: Columnist for Evening Standard - 2012 Stagbearer
Ambassador for National Lottery Quiz, the 'Games Brains'
Ambassador for GSK
Ambassador for BMW
Vice President of Get Kids Going Charity
Featured in Aviva TV advert broadcast worldwide in 2007
Web Sites: Facebook