Great Britain's David Weir determined ahead of T54 800m final

Weir: 'I treated heat like a final'
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Great Britain's David Weir insists that he will be raring to go for the men's T54 800m final after storming through his heat.

Great Britain's wheelchair racer David Weir has revealed that he treated today's T54 800m heat "like a final".

The Paralympic double gold medallist has had a hectic schedule at London 2012 but managed to win his heat to secure a place in the final at the Olympic Stadium.

"I had to treat it as a final really," Weir told Channel 4. "I had to keep remembering it was two spots [going through to the final], not three.

"I'm a bit tired today but I've got through. I got a bit more sleep than the first night so I feel a little bit more recovered. I just need a little bit more food tonight and I hope I'll be all right for the final."

Weir won his first gold at London 2012 in the men's T54 5,000m final.

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