Weininger later moved to the USA where his interest in athletics continued. He placed 20th in New York’s Queens Cross Country Championships out of 350 runners. His stint on the US collegiate athletics circuit with the New York Institute of Technology though fantastic, was to be short lived due to the pressures of college and work life.
Some years later and back on British soil,
It was not long after this that ITV snapped him up for their first series of Gladiators, and his triumph over the forces of the celebrity gladiators (Wolfman, Saracen, Jet) is still a talking point to this day!
Weininger’s passion and naturally affinity for sports and athletics were still strong. He competed in the British Indoor Rowing Championships attaining a respectable personal best of 6.28.8 in the 2,000 metres after going at 6.00 pace for the first 1300m. He also organised and captained team Caribbean Mixx, a group of friends and associates that competed in The Daily Telegraph Rover Dream Team Challenge, a national competition which gave participants the opportunity to compete against British Olympians (Jonathan Edwards, Audley Harrison etc).
The BBC however was most interested in his fitness Team (Caribbean Mixx) efforts and invited them to participate in the first ever series of BBC 1‘Are You Tough Enough (for the SAS)?’
At the age of 58, Weininger maintains good levels of fitness thanks to his all inclusive sport WRS. He is a fitness & athletics coach, an energetic dance instructor well known and loved for his Mr Motivator style approach, and a much in-demand event host and compere.
Despite all of this, Weininger Irwin remains a grounded, down to earth individual a caring, family man with a genuine desire to do whatever he can to make a difference to what he knows best: fitness, athletics, dance and compere!
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