|Date of Birth
5 June 1979
|Place of Birth
A punctured tyre put paid to David Weir's hopes of a second Commonwealth Games gold medal at Birmingham 2022.
The six-time world and Paralympic champion won 1500m T54 gold medallist at the 2014 Games and was looking to add marathon gold to his eight victories at the London Marathon.
But a puncture six miles from the finish meant he was unable to do so, with fellow Team England athlete Johnboy Smith taking gold instead.
gifted wheelchair racer, Weir’s crowning glory came at London 2012 when he won
an incredible four gold medal races.
Together with his coach of 20 years Jenny Archer, Weir set up the Weir Archer Academy and the track in Kingston where he grew up racing and now trains has been renamed the Weir Archer Athletics and Fitness Centre in their honour.