4 November 2018

Weir third after dramatic sprint finish in New York City Marathon

David Weir being on the podium at the end of a race is no strange sight – least of all over the marathon distance.

He has won the London Marathon a record eight times and has also tasted glory on New York’s streets over the famous 26.2-mile course.

However, despite being involved in a dramatic sprint finish on Sunday, the Weirwolf could not add to his 2010 crown in the Big Apple as he was edged out into third place in the 2018 New York City Marathon.

It was a dramatic end to a superb contest that was fought valiantly from first to last, Weir streaking clear along with Daniel Romanchuk and Marcel Hug in the closing stages for the final charge for the medals.

And it was American Romanchuk who powered clear in the final metres to delight home fans, winning in 1:36.21, one second clear of Swiss star Hug with six-time Paralympic champion Weir a further second behind to complete the medal positions.

T54 athlete Weir, 39, won the Paralympic marathon title as part of his stunning four-gold haul at London 2012.

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