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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

David Weir focused on London Marathon

14th February 2013

The Paralympic hero David Weir has confirmed that he is already focusing on his main goal for 2013 after a brilliant summer last year.

He shot to fame as the so-called Weirwolf during the Paralympic Games last summer, winning four gold medals, but he is not resting on his laurels after that success.

Weir returned to training in January and has firmly set his sights on victory in the London Marathon on April 21st.

If he was to triumph it would be his seventh Marathon win in the city, which would place him one above Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and he admitted beating her record was keeping him focused.

He told BBC London 94.9: "I thought last year's [London Marathon] was my last one but when you sit and look at the record books, I'm still on equal par with Tanni Grey-Thompson. I don't like being on equal par."

The four golds that he won in London last summer - the 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m and the marathon - took his overall Paralympic tally to six golds from his four Games.

This success has made him reconsider whether he will continue competing until Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

He added: "It will be a two-year build up if I decide. I thought the Paralympics in London would have been my last one but everything went so well.

"I think I could still do the four events [in Rio]."

The London Marathon is an exciting event for thousands of people in the UK, be it if they are competing or they want to revel in the feel-good factor that is created by the day.

Indeed, there are sure to be many people booking luxury suites in London to cheer everyone down the final straight on The Mall this year.


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