Claire Lomas' 2012

A paralysed woman, Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, completed the London Marathon in a robotic suit. Here's a look back at Claire's incredible 2012.

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'Bionic woman' will not receive marathon medal

Claire Lomas walking the London Marathon Credit: ITV Central

A paralysed woman from Leicestershire, who is walking the London marathon course using a "bionic suit" has been told that she won't get a medal, because she's taken too long to cover the distance.

Claire Lomas from Eye Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray, set off on April 22nd and is now on mile 18 at Canary Wharf. She hopes to finish all 26 miles on Tuesday.

Under London Marathon rules, competitors have to finish the course in less than 24 hours, but Claire Lomas is still several miles short of the finish on day 12.

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Claire Lomas past halfway point in London Marathon bid

A woman using a bionic suit to complete the London Marathon has gone past the halfway point.

Claire Lomas from Leicestershire is paralysed from the chest down after a horse-riding accident. She's hoping to complete the marathon within 2 weeks.


Day two of Claire's brave marathon

Claire Lomas at the start of the marathon Credit: ITV Central News

As the rest of the runners in the London Marathon get back to normal lives, one of those taking part won't reach the finish line for nearly a fortnight.

Claire Lomas, who was paralysed from the waist down, is using robotic legs to complete the 26 miles and raise money for charity.

Claire, from Eye Kettleby near Melton Mowbray, was paralysed in a horse riding accident in 2007.

She's been training for the event in the robotic suit which enables people with lower-limb paralysis to walk.

She hopes to raise fifty thousand pounds for Spinal Research.

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