Weir grabs fourth gold
David Weir picked up his fourth gold medal at London 2012 by storming to victory in the strenuous T54 marathon on The Mall.
The 33-year-old nicknamed the 'Weirwolf' topped off a memorable games as he clinched victory in front of thousands of fans who lined the route to cheer him on. A time of 1:30.20 was enough to secure gold from a leading group of six racers who broke from the rest of the pack early on and as he came into view of the home straight a show of power allowed Weir to pull away from the rest of the competition. Weir had already dominated the track events inside the Olympic stadium winning Gold in the T54 800, 1500 and 5000 metres. The Brit now has an Olympic medal tally of six Gold, two Silver and two Bronze after competing in Athens, Beijing and now London. "It's a dream come true," he said. "Obviously I dreamt about winning all my races but it was going to be a tough order. I really had to dig deep. "I did have lots of dreams of winning four gold medals but I think everybody has those dreams. I knew I was capable of doing it. "The reason I say I only want one gold is because I don't want to put myself under pressure. I want to go into every race not feeling pressured. "To tell you the truth, every race I did in that stadium I didn't feel under pressure because the crowd was behind you if you won, lost or anything. "It didn't matter what position you came in, they were still behind you and they still loved you."