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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 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.

Claire Squire collapsed near the finish of the London Marathon Credit:


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Claire Lomas tries out bike for new challenge

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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