New Para Tri Series ‘a great opportunity’, says British Paralympian David Weir

David Weir, a British paratriathlete with six Olympic golds to his name, has said that the new Para Tri Series being launched today by fellow Paralympian Sophia Warner is a “great opportunity” for disabled people to have fun and take part in triathlon.


Speaking to broadcaster Chris Evans on the Radio 2 breakfast show this morning, Weir – described as one of the best athletes this country has ever produced – said the aim is to get disabled people into sport.

“That’s my dream as well, I want to see people get involved in sport. As a disabled athlete myself, when I started I just wanted to do some form of sport. I didn’t think I’d get to elite level and it was hard to find clubs that did that.”