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Warren Weir hails from the northwestern parish of Trelawny, known for producing the high-in-nutrients tubor yam and a host of excellent sprinters.
At Calabar High School, he developed into a speedy hurdler, registering a 110m hurdles PB of 13.65, as well as a crucial member of Calabar’s 4x100m and 4x400m teams. However, he made a post-high school switch to the 200m, due to knee problems that affected his flight over obstacles.
A training partner of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, Weir is no longer a rising star among the senior athletes, for he has earned his place among the big guns of the world, capturing London Olympic bronze medal and Moscow Worlds silver in the 200m and gold as a sprint relay (third leg) member in the qualifying rounds. For his fearless attitude and prowess on the track, he as acquired the nickname Weirwolf
With no interested in going overseas after high school, the young Weir joined his Racers in 2009 and decided to pursue higher education simultaneous to seeking athletic excellence. By 2011, he copped the Racers Zenith Award for the Most Improved Athlete that year. His achievements have come as no surprise, as he is known for his great work ethic. Amid all the demands of training for track, Warren factors in time for studying and says he handles both activities well with rest, time management and good diet.
Like many of his peers, Weir seems to enjoy everything music, from listening to mixing to dancing. Throw in movies and graphic arts designing, and he’ll have an equally great time.
Three years ago, Weir wanted the world to know he was gifted in many ways and that he would not let his talents go to waste. He eventually used the 2012 Olympics and 2013 Moscow World Championships for the world to see what the young sprint-hurdler-turned-200m-specialist is made of.