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Claire Lomas Finishes London Marathon

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Claire Lomas will finish the London Marathon, crossing the finishing line on The Mall 16 days after the race began. Claire, who is paralysed from the waist down, is the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit.

As she completes the 26.2-mile route, which she started on April 22 with some 36,000 other participants, she will become the first person to complete any marathon using a bionic ReWalk suit.
The 32-year-old, from Eye Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, was left paralysed from the chest down following a horse riding accident in 2007.

So far she has raised around £80,000 for Spinal Research, a charity which funds medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. To Sponsor Claire: http://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Lomas.
Claire has walked around two miles a day, supported by husband Dan, mother Joyce and 13-month-old daughter Maisie.
A number of celebrities have also lent their support by walking a mile alongside her, including TV presenter Gabby Logan and husband, former international rugby star Kenny, and TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle.
But Ms Lomas will not appear in the official results or receive a medal when she finishes, organisers confirmed, as competitors have to finish the course on the same day to qualify for a medal.
She really does deserve a medal....
 
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