Wallington Paralympian David Weir CBE is set to return to the London Marathon this year – his 20th consecutive entry.

The wheelchair athlete, who won six gold medals for Great Britain at the 2008 and 2012 Games, is back for the 2019 edition which starts on April 28.

No one has won more than London Marathon men’s wheelchair races than Weir, having come out on top a record-breaking eight times.

Should he win again then he’d be his third in a row – the first time he would complete the feat since 2006 and second time in his career.

The 39-year-old first entered the London Marathon in 2000 as a 19-year-old before achieving his first victory two years later.

It comes as he announced his intention to compete in the marathon at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics last September.