Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Meeting David Weir

Last night I met six-time gold-winning Paralympic champion David Weir, who was signing copies of his autobiography Weirwolf.

With the event happening on a weeknight at 6pm, the Deansgate branch of Waterstones was quiet. I asked a bookseller what was happening.

He's just having a cup of tea in the cafĂ© at the moment,” she said. “We're just waiting for it to get a little busier.” She pointed to a short queue forming near a table. It's a shame, really, as watching Weir compete and win, and accept four gold medals at last year's Paralympics, was electrifying. You'd think the queue would go around the block.

I really enjoyed his races last year, and told him so when I met him. What a ledge!

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