He has been called the Weirwolf and a Paralympian superhuman, but multi-medal winning athlete David Weir CBE is now making his mark as an Olympic speaker with an incredibly inspiring story to tell. It begins with the fact that despite having a severed spinal cord he entered the London mini-Marathon when he was just eight years old, not in a racing wheelchair but in a standard day chair.
Audiences love to hear how David went on to take part in four Paralympic Games and won a bucketload of medals. At Athens in 2004, Weir won a silver in the 100m and a bronze in the 200m. At Beijing in 2008, he won four medals – golds in the 800m and the 1500m, silver in the 400m and bronze in the 5000m. At the 2012 London Paralympic Games, the Olympic speaker got golds in the 5000m, 1500m, 800m and the marathon.
David Weir can also be seen at most London Marathons and in 2012 he won the race for the sixth time – part of the reason that his 2009 MBE was upgraded to a CBE in 2013.
In an interview, the Olympic speaker David said that the Paralympic Games are no longer about disability – they are “about great athletes and great sporting events”. He added: “People just want to see athletes performing at their very best. We’re superhumans and phenomenal athletes.”
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