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A woman who completed this year's London Marathon in a robotic suit says she's now preparing for a charity bike ride from Paris to London.
Claire Lomas is paralysed from the chest down after suffering severe spinal injuries after a horse riding accident in 2007. She says preparations are well underway.
Claire Lomas, the paralysed mum from Leicestershire who completed the London Marathon using robotic legs, has so far raised £140,000 for the Spinal Research charity.
Claire had set a target of £50,00.
It's taken 17 days, but today Claire Lomas has crossed the finishing line in the London marathon.
Five years ago Claire from Leicestershire, was left paralysed from the chest down after a horse riding accident.
But with the aid of a specially designed robotic suit, she's managed to walk the course.
Claire Lomas, who took two weeks to finish the course using robotic legs, says: "It was a real struggle yesterday and if I had stopped I wouldn't have wanted to continue but today has been great."
After two weeks 'walking' the London Marathon course, paralysed Leicestershire woman Claire Lomas crosses the finish line amid emotional scenes.
Claire, who broke down in tears at the end of the 26 miles, used robotic legs to complete the course.
Leicestershire woman Claire Lomas, who finishes the London Marathon today, has paid her respects at the spot where a runner died.
Claire, who is paralysed, has been 'walking' the marathon with the help of robotic legs.
She stopped to pay tribute to Claire Squires, also from Leicestershire, who died during last month's race.
A Leicestershire woman paralysed after a horse riding accident has spent two weeks completing the London Marathon. She has been 'walking' the course with the help of robotic legs.
Claire Lomas says: "I'm ready to get going, a bit excited and a bit nervous. It's going to be an emotional day."
She says so many people supporting her have spurred her on.
"The donations and messages of support - I can't thank people enough.
"The best bit has been meeting new people and the worst bit has been walking. Suddenly, I don't want to walk. For five years that's all I wanted, now I want my chair.
"It's been physically demanding and mentally tiring but I have enjoyed it and will always look back on it with fond memories."
She says she has suffered with pain in her wrists, hands and shoulders but the robotic legs have eased her backache that she gets when she is in a wheelchair.
ITV News explains how Claire's robotic legs work.
Sir Richard Branson has pledged that Claire Lomas, from Leicestershire, will receive a trophy for completing the London Marathon after organisers said she would not finish in time.
Lomas, 32, who was paralysed from the chest down in a horse-riding accident in 2007, is the first to walk the marathon course in a "bionic" suit.
Sir Richard tweeted:
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A paralysed woman who completed this year's London marathon wearing a robotic suit is preparing to cycle from Paris to London.
Leicestershire woman Claire Lomas who has been competing in the London marathon despite being paralysed, finished the race today.