Claire Lomas walking at the London marathon

Claire Lomas takes on new challenge

A paralysed woman who completed this year's London marathon wearing a robotic suit is preparing to cycle from Paris to London.

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Family pay tribute to the marathon runner Claire Squires

The family of a Claire Squires, who died from acute heart failure during the London Marathon after taking a performance-enhancing drug, have paid tribute to her.

They spoke after a coroner's inquest ruled that extreme exertion complicated by DMAA - which has been banned in Britain since August 2012 - led to Ms Squires death.

Claire Squires' family and friends outside Southwark Coroners Court
Claire Squire's boyfriend Simon van Herrewege pictured with her sister and partner reads a statement Credit: ITV News

Ms Squires, 30, had aimed to raise £500 for The Samaritans but after her death donations to her JustGiving page totalled more than £1m.

Read: Marathon runner's death leads to £1m in donations

Claire Squire collapsed near the finish of the London Marathon Credit: JustGiving.com

Banned drug 'played part in death of London marathon runner'

A pathologist at the Claire Squires inquest has told the coroner she died from acute heart failure complicated by the presence of the performance enhancing supplement DMAA.

The coroner at Southwark has also been told that DMAA is now a banned drug in this country since August 2012 .

Claire died in April 2012 just a mile from the finishing line of the London marathon.

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Claire Squires inquest: 'Drink could have made her heart beat faster'

A consultant at the inquest into the death of 30-year-old Claire Squires who died while taking part in the London marathon says 'performance enhancing drink she took could have made her heart beat faster.'

The performance enhancing ingredient that was in her drink was DMAA.

Claire from North Kilworth in Leicestershire collapsed and died a mile from the finishing line in April last year.

Inquest hears marathon runner used energy drink

The hairdresser had taken part in several marathons prior to the London run in April last year

The inquest into the death of 30-year-old Claire Squires from North Kilworth in Leicestershire who collapsed and died a mile from the finishing line of the London marathon last year has been hearing how she used an energy boost drink while on the run.

The hairdresser had taken part in several marathons prior to the London run in April last year.

Her boyfriend Simon Van Herrewege told Southwark Coroners Court in London that Claire had bought the energy boost drink online.

An off-duty paramedic told the Coroner she had seen Claire suddenly slow down and reach for the barrier in Birdcage Walk near the finishing line. She then collapsed and her heart stopped beating.

Following the death donations to Claire's chosen charity The Samaritans passed the one million pound mark.

The inquest is continuing.

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Claire Lomas tries out bike for new challenge

by Phil Brewster
Claire Lomas tries out her new bike
Claire Lomas tries out her new bike Credit: ITV Central

Claire Lomas from Eye Kettleby in Leicestershire trying out the bike she's hoping to use to cycle from Paris to London.

Despite being paralysed from the chest down, Claire completed the London Marathonlast month - raising more than £200,000 for spinal research.

Claire's hoping to start her challenge in April next year.

Claire Lomas prepares for new charity challenge

Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who completed the London Marathon in a robotic suit, is now preparing to cycle from Paris to London. Claire, who is from Eye Kettleby near Melton Mowbray, was paralysed from the chest down after a horse-riding accident in 2007.

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