- Six-time paralympic champion David Weir race in Sunday’s London Marathon
- The 37-year-old intended to make it his last race but has hinted he may not retire
- However Weir said it is ‘definitely a closed door on Great Britain’
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir is set to do a U-turn on his decision to retire.
The 37-year-old intended to quit the sport after Sunday’s London Marathon, having already turned his back on the track after a bitter fall-out with elements of British Athletics following his disappointing campaign at the Rio Paralympics.
But he broadly hinted on Friday that he will continue to race marathons as he attempts to land a seventh title in London.
David Weir has hinted he may make a U-turn on his decision to retire after London Marathon
He said: ‘It might not be my last race. After a summer of not competing it might do me good to concentrate just on the marathon.
‘I’ve had lots of time to think about what I want to do and I’ve enjoyed the training and concentrating on just the one event, and not had lingering GB matters or worried about the World Championships. I could concentrate purely on road racing and the marathon and it’s been a joy.’
He added: ‘I’ve done 18 (London Marathons) on the spin but would it be nice to round it off to 20? I don’t know. Let’s see on Sunday. It is the only race I get up for, to be honest.
‘There are other races I haven’t done that in the back of my mind I would like to do, like Chicago and Tokyo. We will see on Sunday.’
The six-time Paralympic champion has done 18 London Marathons on the spin and wants 20
In discussing the recent terror attack on London, followed by this week’s events in Paris, Weir said: ‘It’s quite worrying. But it’s nice to get out and show we’re not worried about the terrorist threat.
‘The crowds will still be out strong. They won’t be worried. It’s the best crowd in the world for me.
‘I’ve done all the major marathons. You can’t beat London’s crowds. From start to finish it’s just crazy.’
On whether he might return to the track, he said: ‘It’s definitely a closed door on GB.’