London Marathon: David Weir misses record seventh win

  • 21 April 2013
David Weir

Paralympic champion David Weir has missed out on a record-breaking seventh victory in the London Marathon.

He finished fifth in the men's wheelchair race, which was won by Australia's Kurt Fearnley.

The current wheelchair marathon record stands at six victories - jointly held by Weir and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

"I don't want to be equal with anyone. So I'd rather go for the record myself," Weir said before the marathon.

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David Weir before the marathon: "I don't want to be equal with anyone"

"It's going to be tough because everyone is going to be gunning out to beat me after what happened in London [Paralympics]."

Weir explained: "A lot of people were a bit disappointed they didn't win medals because I won them all!

Image caption David Weir won the London Marathon last year

He won four gold medals at London 2012 - in the T54 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m and marathon.

The athlete added: "It's going to be tough and I'm looking forward to the challenge."