davidHave you heard of David Weir before? He is one of Britain’s most accomplished wheelchair racers, having won a total of six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic games and the London marathon six times.

Weir, however, remains a mere mortal when it comes to the total in his bank account, as the disparity between money-making opportunities offered to nondisabled and disabled athletes continues to be wide. This is why he finally published his autobiography, Weirwolf — My Story, this fall. After all, he is married with two young children and has a family to support.

His family still lives in a two bedroom “council house” in his small town, but the city council