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David Weir

Born: 5 June 1979

Marathon best: 1:26:17, Boston 2016

London Marathon record

  • 2000 ➥ 4th (1:47:11)
  • 2001 ➥ 3rd (1:50:55)
  • 2002 ➥ 1st (1:39:44)
  • 2003 ➥ 2nd (1:34:48)
  • 2004 ➥ 2nd (1:36:56)
  • 2005 ➥ 3rd (1:36:03)
  • 2006 ➥ 1st (1:29:48)
  • 2007 ➥ 1st (1:30:49)
  • 2008 ➥ 1st (1:33:36)
  • 2009 ➥ 2nd (1:28:57)
  • 2010 ➥ 3rd (1:37:01)
  • 2011 ➥ 1st (1:30:05)
  • 2012 ➥ 1st (1:32:26)
  • 2013 ➥ 5th (1:31:31)
  • 2014 ➥ 2nd (1:32:42)
  • 2014 ➥ 2nd (1:32:42)
  • 2015 ➥ 2nd (1:31:32)
  • 2016 ➥ 3rd (1:35:21)
  • 2017 ➥ 1st (1:31:06)
  • 2018 ➥ 1st (1:31:15)
  • 2019 ➥ 5th (1:37:3)
  • 2020 ➥ 2nd (1:36:06)

Abbott World Marathon Majors record

  • Series X: 5th
  • Series XI: 2nd
  • Series XII: 4th

Marathons in major championships: Paralympics

  • 2012 ➥ 1st (1:30:20)
  • 2016 ➥ DNF Worlds,
  • 2020 (2021) ➥ 5th (1:29:45)
  • 2006 ➥ DNF
  • 2011 ➥ DNS;
  • 2015 ➥ 2nd (1:31:32)
  • 2019 ➥ 5th (1:37:32)

Notes: Weir is the most successful elite athlete in the history of the London Marathon, with an incredible eight victories. Incredibly, 2021 will also be his 22nd consecutive London Marathon since his debut in 2000. He won the Mini London Marathon seven times as a junior and is still the only male athlete, wheelchair or able-bodied, to win both mini and senior events. He is a six-time Paralympic gold medallist, having won two at the Beijing 2008 Games and four at London 2012 when he was nicknamed ‘Weirwolf’. Now aged 42, he was fifth in the Tokyo Paralympics marathon. He is coached by Jenny Archer and together they run the Weir Archer Academy in Surrey. He was born with a severed spinal cord and started racing at 8.