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Weirwolf David Weir

Weirwolf By David Weir

Weirwolf by David Weir

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The extraordinary story of the British paralympian, told in his own words for the first time.

Weirwolf Summary

Weirwolf: My Story by David Weir

"Cripple. That was the word that really used to get to me. I could take a lot of insults. But cripple? ...That's the one that made me snap." David Weir was born without the use of his legs, and not only learned from an early age to cope with his disability, but defied his limitations to become a great wheelchair racer and national hero. Here he sheds light on his journey from frustrated schoolboy to Paralympic athlete and champion, and reveals how instrumental the 2012 Paralympics were in transforming attitudes towards disability - not only in Britain but around the world. Weirwolf is the extraordinary inside story of the man who won a total of six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, and who is six-time winner of the London Marathon. It is an inspirational tale of the fight against discrimination and the desire to change the face of sport.

Weirwolf Reviews

'David Weir talks candidly about his incredible and inspirational life.' Mail on Sunday 'Book of the Week' Independent on Sunday

About David Weir

David Weir was born with a spinal cord transection that left him without the use of his legs. At school, he was frustrated by the lack of activities available for disabled children, but his prospects were transformed when he discovered a talent for wheelchair racing. He has won a number of marathons, and has competed many times in world championships and at the Paralympic Games. At the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, Weir won four gold medals for Great Britain, taking his total tally up to six golds. He currently holds the national record for track distances up to 5,000m and road distances of 10km, as well as for both the full and half-marathon. In 2009 Weir was awarded an MBE for his outstanding contribution to British sport, and he later received a CBE in the New Year's Honours 2013. He lives in London with his fiancee and their children.

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Weirwolf: My Story by David Weir
Used - Very Good
Biteback Publishing
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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