David is an elite British Paralympic wheelchair athlete from London. He currently holds the British track record distances up to 5,000m as well as the 10km, half marathon and full marathon. He has won the London Marathon 5 times and is a 6-time Paralympic Gold Medal winner in the men’s T54 wheelchair class, just some of his Paralympic medal haul.
An elite athlete in every sense, David is a 6 time Paralympic Gold Medal winner in T54 men’s wheelchair athletics. His career to date has spanned five Olympic games with his medal tally also including two silver and two bronze medals to go with his golden haul (four of which were won in London 2012). David specializes in the 1500m, 5000m and 800. T54 not to mention the marathon. To date he has won the London marathon eight times and during his career has held all British track records up to the 5000m distance in addition to the road 10km, half marathon and marathon records. He has also competed in and won numerous World Championship titles.
Affectionately known as The Weirwolf, David is a true role model on any level. Endeavoring to continue the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games, David founded the Weir Archer Academy in a bid to increase participation in disability sport and help mentor the next generation of Paralympic champions.
Undoubtedly one of the finest wheelchair athletes the world has ever seen, David is increasingly more in demand as a speaker at sporting events and conferences. Inspirational, engaging and eloquent, his motivational presentations are valued equally by all athletes on any level, with or without a disability. With a vast amount of experience behind him, David is able to draw on a far reaching array of topics including; the Olympics, overcoming adversity, peak performance, drive and determination and success.
In addition to speaking roles, David is also available for personal appearances, awards hosting and moderated Q and A.