David Weir wins record SEVENTH title as he beats bitter rival Marcel Hug in thrilling sprint finish on The Mall

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Londoner takes victory once again in his home marathon in he scorches the field in the final metres of the race

DAVID WEIR has won a record SEVENTH London Marathon wheelchair race after scorching his rivals in a thrilling sprint finish on The Mall.

The 37-year-old emerged from a pack of contenders and waltzed around his rival Marcel Hug in the final 200 metres to take victory.

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David Weir crosses the line ahead of Marcel Hug to take SEVENTH London Marathon victory

Weir  was part of a big pack of runners, but triumphed in 1hour 31min 6sec.

He was hailed by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who herself won the race six times.

She said: “Well done David Weir. I’m really proud of you.

“That finsih hasn’t been there for the last few years. Everyone wanted him to have a good race today.

“For him, as much as anyone else, that’s a top win today. He ran a devastating race.”


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