David Russell Weir, MBE

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David Russell Weir, MBE

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Wallington, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Weir and <private> Weir (Bowen)
Partner of Emily Thorne
Father of Mason Lenny Dennis Weir and Ronie Weir

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About David Russell Weir, MBE

David Russell Weir MBE (born 5 June 1979) is an elite British Paralympic wheelchair athlete from London, England. Leg amputee from birth

David Weir currently holds the British record at all track distances up to 5,000 m, as well as on the road at 10 km, half marathon, and marathon.

He is one of the athletes selected for the 2012 Summer Paralympics - the fourth time Weir has represented Team Great Britain.

David owns every British racing record at every distance up to 5,000m. He also owns records for 10km, half marathons, and full marathons. Going into 2012, David is the favorite to win gold in the 800m and 1,500m events.

Two of David's brothers are boxers, one an ABA finalist and another a pro for a while

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005

  • Name: David Russell Weir
  • Mother's Maiden Surname: Bowen
  • Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1979
  • Registration district: Sutton
  • Inferred County: Greater London
  • Volume Number: 15

Source Information:

  • Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
  • Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.

Career Highlights

  • 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens – Silver, Bronze
  • 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships – Gold (3), Silver
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, Beijing – Gold (2), Silver, Bronze

Media Highlights:

  • Columnist for Evening Standard - 2012 Stagbearer
  • Ambassador for National Lottery Quiz, the 'Games Brains'
  • Ambassador for Lucozade Sport
  • Vice President of Get Kids Going Charity
  • Ambassador for the Aviva UKA Academy
  • Featured in Aviva TV advert broadcast worldwide in 2007

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David Russell Weir, MBE's Timeline

June 5, 1979
London, England
Age 16

Competed in 1996 Games - 7th in 100m

Age 22
London, England

Won the 2002 London Marathon

Age 23
Age 23

Winner of Great North Run 2003

Age 24
Athens, Attica, Attica, Greece

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, David Weir won a silver medal in the 100m race and a bronze medal in the 200m T54.

Age 25

Won the 2005 Great North Run

Age 25

Won 2 gold (100m & 200m)

Age 25

Won gold (400m), silver (200m) & bronze (100m)

Age 26

Won gold in 1500m