London 2012 legend David Weir prepares for next challenge
It's just a year since David Weir swept the board at the 2012 Games but there's no sign of the six-times gold medal winner slowing down.
The wheelchair athlete is already preparing for his next major challenge in April - back-to-back marathons.
"I've got the London Marathon and the day after I'm flying to Boston and my aim is to try to win both," said Weir, speaking at a book signing event in Canary Wharf's Waterstones last week
"It's a big challenge, a tough challenge but if I didn't have these challenges then I would have retired by now."
While high fitness levels will need to be maintained over the winter, preparation in earnest begins at the beginning of next year when Weir goes to month-long training camps in Australia and Portugal.
It's just back to business for the man who destroyed the competition in last year's Paralympics.
Victory in the 5,000 metres final was followed by successes in the 1,500m, 800m and marathon.
And while the manner of those wins looked easy, the preparation was far from it. Especially as he had been suffering from a serious shoulder injury just months before the London Games.
"I went back to my old physio who promised me he'd get my shoulder fixed and that I would never need a cortisone injection again and he delivered," said Weir. "Within a couple of months I was doing weights again. I had belief and trust in the whole team, I loved every minute of the training.
"There was a lot of sacrifices though. I couldn't have a sip of alcohol throughout Christmas. I was training Christmas Day whereas I usually have a week off with my kids, but that year I made sure I didn't have a day off. I had to get everything right for that month. I remember getting on the podium and the first thing I thought of was them minus-10 conditions at Richmond Park."
It led to the perfect Games for the man who also won two golds in Beijing four years earlier. Not only was it the success on home turf but the fact the Paralympics had captured the imagination of the British public. It was a far cry from his first Games in Atlanta '96 which saw him turn his back on athletics for a period.
"I always knew everything the village and the stadium would be perfect in London," he said. "But my doubt was would we sell out?
"In China they were made to go, in Athens it was schoolchildren, Sydney was probably the best but I didn't go to that and in Atlanta you could count the crowd. So there was always that doubt.
"But since we got the bid Seb Coe in every interview said Olympics and Paralympics. We were never left out. We were always in people's minds. Getting the rights for Channel4 as well was great. BBC did a good job but we were always second best and Channel4 really promoted us.
"I saw the crowds for swimming and thought that's great but when I had my first heat, I was last one out, and as I came out all you could see is top tier pockets and when you couldn't see one empty seat that was the biggest buzz ever."
His book The Weirwolf: My Story charts the ups and downs over the life of the Surrey born athlete, who was born with a spinal cord transection that left him unable to walk.
He admits it was hard to write of the parts of his life even his parents didn't know about but adds it was always a dream to have an autobiography come out which he hopes will inspire others.
Although it's fair to say he has already done that, especially through his recently formed Weir Archer Academy.
"You have to come down to see our training days because since 2012 there's been an influx of athletes, not just wheelchair racing but all groups. There's a lot of young British people coming through."
The Weirwolf: My story is available at Waterstones in Canary Wharf priced £20. waterstones.com