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Weirwolf: My Story [Hardcover]

David Weir
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10 Oct 2013
"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.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Biteback; First Edition edition (10 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849545480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849545488
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Weir talks candidly about his incredible and inspirational life. --Mail on Sunday

You think you know David Weir but, of course you don't. But you will be rewarded with an insight into what makes this remarkable athlete tick after reading his compelling story. --Birmingham Post

Book of the Week --Simon Redfern, The Independent on Sunday

About the Author

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 fiancée and their children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read. 20 Nov 2013
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A truly inspirational story and a must read. A battle against prejudice and disability devoid of self pity. From humble beginnings to a national hero in a thrilling, tactical sporting discipline. You really must read this book !
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read! 11 Nov 2013
By Sammy
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The Weirwolf was awesome in the Olympics, and this is one of the most revealing and honest sporting books I've read. An inspirational guy and an amazing story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Mar 2014
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A very interesting book and i would recommend that if you like autobiographies this is one not to be missed
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5.0 out of 5 stars World Class 27 Feb 2014
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A truly inspirational athlete who came through hard times to become one of the best Athletes in the World. Inspirational
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 30 May 2014
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Would really recommend this Bio to anyone involved in sport. Very down to earth and honest journey into the highs and lows involved in participating in elite sport and the discrepancies between able body and disabled sport that still exists
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating life story and well written. 17 April 2014
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A life story told as it was, much appreciated the honesty with the ups and downs of life in and out of sport. Inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So true 17 Feb 2014
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Loved this book Was very intrigued to know about David s life before he got famous xWas a great read.Would highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 6 Feb 2014
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This was a present but the feedback was that it was a good read if you like biographies quite inspirational
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