Drama as Weir Crashes out of T54 marathon – collision

Drama as Weir crashes out of T54 marathon
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Drama as Weir crashes out of T54 marathon.  A collision in the T54 marathon forced David Weir to abandon his attempt to retain his title bringing a disappointing end to his Paralympic career

David Weir a six-time gold medallist says he felt ‘stabbed in the back’ following the end of his Paralympics career.

Weir, 37, was unable to complete the marathon in Rio following a crash, days after announcing his retirement from the track.

“It is an individual sport and I realise that this time,” he said.  “I’ve always praised every athlete that’s put on a British vest in wheelchair racing and I sometimes feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back.

“I want the team to do well and I want wheelchair racing to be successful,” he added.

Weir said he had been pushing hard to win the race until the crash.  It happens he said. But he explained that too  much damage had been done to his chair and it would have been impossible to continue.

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