Congratulations are due to David Weir, pioneer of wheelchair racing, for breaking yet another sporting record.
Weir competed in the Westminster Mile on Sunday and made world history by breaking through the 3-minute mile barrier. In a time of 2 minutes and 57 seconds, he smashed all previous records and knocked 6 seconds of his personal best.
Weir said of his achievement, “I’ve always said I could do it, I wanted to prove a point that I was still up there with the best in the world.”
It was Weir’s fourth consecutive Westminster Mile title, beating South African rival Ernst van Dyk. He is one of the greatest wheelchair racers in the world and has achieved an outstanding six victories at the London Marathon and since arriving on the racing scene at the 2004 Paralympics, he has won countless medals in both the Paralympic Games and the World Championships.
We would like to give our whole hearted congratulations to David Weir and wish him every success in Rio. It appears he is definitely on form this year, and will do us proud in the 2016 Paralympic Games – Weir really is the one to beat in 2016.
Go Team GB!