David Weir wins Marathon in Paralympics
Britain's David Weir won the men's wheelchair marathon for his fourth gold of the Games, as the London Paralympic Games entered their final lap yesterday with a valedictory tour of the city's streets
In a triumphant finish for the host nation, Weir — dubbed “the Weirwolf” — claimed a clean sweep of four golds out of four races, completing the gruelling 42-kilometre (26.2-mile) course in 1hr 30min 20sec.
“It’s a dream come true,” the 33-year-old London Marathon veteran told a British tv Channel after beating rivals Marcel Hug, the “Swiss silver bullet”, into silver and Kurt Fearnley of Australia into bronze. “I dreamt about winning all my races but it was going to be tough. I really had to dig deep,” he said.