Claire Lomas who was paralysed in a horse riding accident inspired thousands of other sports men and women today.
She started the Leicester marathon and Claire knows only too well how much of a challenge it is.
She has completed one herself, the London marathon using robotic legs.
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A man from Northamptonshire has begun an epic journey, to walk 5500 miles from his home town of Kettering to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Two suspected illegal immigrants have been detained after one was spotted waving at motorists while sitting on the rear axle of a lorry.
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