David Weir: 'I was fresh for today's T54 1500m heat'

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Great Britain's wheelchair racer David Weir insists that he was prepared for today's T54 1500m heat following last night's victory in the men's T54 5000m final.

Great Britain's Paralympic gold medallist David Weir has insisted that he was fresh and ready for today's T54 1500m heat following last night's victory at the Olympic Stadium.

The British hopeful secured a place in the 1500m final after qualifying third in the heat this morning, which was just hours after winning gold in the men's T54 5000m final.

Despite qualifying, the Brit was in danger of dropping out of the top three but Weir has insisted that he wasn't "struggling".

"I was happy and I felt like I had bags of speed in my arms," The Telegraph quotes Weir as saying. "I didn't feel like I was struggling at all. That just shows you how fit I am really. A lot of it's adrenaline from last night too."

The final takes place tomorrow evening.

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