David Weir: Anniversary Games the perfect preparation for Glasgow

David Weir says success at this weekend’s Anniversary Games will be the perfect dress rehearsal for Glasgow 2014

Six-time Paralympic Champion David Weir admits that success at this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games will be the perfect dress rehearsal for him to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

The 35-year-old from Sutton is preparing to take on some of the best racers in the world as he competes over a one mile distance on Sunday.

The meeting, which marks two years since the close of London 2012, will see thousands of spectators flock to the capital to catch a glimpse of some of the biggest stars in sport as they race through some of the most iconic scenes in London including The Mall and the iconic Horse Guards Parade

And Weir, who picked up four gold medals at London 2012, admits that he will be going for glory in his final test before Glasgow.

“The Anniversary Games is an iconic event and I’m really looking forward to racing on Sunday in front of a home crowd,” said Weir, who has also won the London Marathon on six occasions.

“To have the Olympic track laid down in front of the Horse Guard Parade and Buckingham Palace is amazing.

“I’m looking forward to the race on Sunday, I think that it’s going to be quick. It’s only a mile which is just over the distance for the 1,500m, so it’s another good test for my race in Glasgow and I can’t wait to get on that start line.

“I have to be really aware of my competitors though, I can’t be soft on anyone and really need to try and win this weekend because anyone could win that race. It’s my final race before Glasgow so it’s another test to see how the training is going.”

Sainsbury’s is proud to support British Athletics through the Summer Series events and is committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles. For more information visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/legacy

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