British wheelchair racer David Weir set two new world records in an outstanding display at the Meet in the Heat event in Atlanta. The 28-year-old set a new world best in the heats of the T54 1500m, clocking two minutes 55.72 seconds to beat the previous mark of 2:56.61.
He then became the first athlete to break the 10-minute barrier for the 5,000m with a time of 9:54.82. It knocked almost six seconds off Saul Mendoza's record of 10:01.47. Weir was in a good position throughout the race and dug deep in the home straight to snatch victory from his Australian rival Kurt Fearnley by the smallest of margins. A total of six athletes finished under 10 minutes in a thrilling contest.
David also claimed victory in the 400 and 800m.