AAfter finishing seventh with that puncture, David Weir spoke on live roadside coverage at Birmingham:
“I feel like I haven’t had enough luck at the big championships since Rio. The last ten weeks of training have been the best in years.”
“I was debating bringing a spare (tyre). I’ve never brought a spare in my life and I thought if I brought a spare I was going to jinx myself. I’ll know next time.”
“It’s a bit annoying because since May the training has been through the roof, I felt ten years younger. To be honest, it’s annoying.”
“If I hadn’t had my teammates running by my side for the last four kilometers, I probably wouldn’t have finished. But where I’m from, a subsidized housing estate, you don’t give up on anything. I saw my teammates running by my side, It was emotional.”
On Johnboy Smith, Gold Medal Winner:
“He’s a good lad and it’s good to see England get a medal, but I’m most proud of Eden. She’s a young athlete from the academy and she’s only 21, so to get her first major championship medal I’m most proud. of her today.”
I’ll say it again, what a champion.