London glory eludes Weir

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Published: Sunday 26th April 2015 by The News Editor

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David Weir’s bid for a record seventh Virgin Money London Marathon title ended in disappointment as he was pipped to the line by American Joshua George on Sunday.

The six-time Paralympic gold medallist looked on course for victory when his great rival, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug, was forced out of the race by a puncture, but George had the edge in a sprint finish down The Mall to win by a second.

It was the third time Weir’s bid for a seventh capital crown – he is currently level on six with Tanni Grey-Thompson – has been foiled.

Second place on a cool, overcast morning in the capital, did earn the Briton another global medal, with this year’s London Marathon doubling as the IPC World Championship race.

Published: Sunday 26th April 2015 by The News Editor

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