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Paralympian becomes the first man to break three-minute mile

David Weir has recently beaten his personal best record for traveling a mile in his wheelchair. David, a winner of 6 Paralympic gold medals, recorded a time of two minutes and 57 seconds in London, beating his previous best by six seconds !

"I've always said I could do it," said Weir, who has also won six World Championship gold medals in his career. I wanted to prove a point I was still up there with the best in the world."

He won immediate respect from the man himself, Sir Roger Bannister, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954, congratulated Weir.

"I know that Dave's been on the edge of the three-minute mile for a while, so I send him all my congratulations for his huge achievement," the 87-year-old said.

Unless you actually see this amazing feat it is difficult to appreciate just how fast this is. With a wheelchair designed for speed David flew across the finish line with a very pleased look indeed.

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