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Paralympic champion David Weir hopes for 7th London Marathon win

Paralympic champion David Weir with his gold medal. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

Tens of thousands of people make their final preparations for this year's London Marathon, but only one person has the chance to win it for a record seventh time.

After winning four Paralympic gold medals at London 2012, David Weir decided against retiring. If he wins the marathon, he will exceed Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's six London victories.

The wheelchair racer from Sutton was unbeaten during last year's Games, winning gold in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and the T54 Marathon.

Weir is to wear a black ribbon as a tribute to those who died in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, when he races tomorrow.

A 30 second silence at the start of the race will also take place.

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