Leicester Marathon, in pictures

The annual Leicester Marathon took place today and was officially started by Claire Lomas.

Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who was paralysed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007, successfully completed this summer's London Marathon using a robotic suit.

Claire Lomas officially opening the Leicester Marathon today Credit: ITV Central
Claire Lomas preparing to start the marathon this morning Credit: ITV Central

Claire raised funds for rehabilitation and research into spinal cord repair.

Runners preparing to run the course in Leicester today Credit: ITV Central
And they're off: runners begin the course earlier today in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
Runners said the course was difficult but made easier with the beautiful weather Credit: ITV Central
Picture perfect: running through the beautiful countryside in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
Crowds cheered the runners on throughout the course keeping their spirits up Credit: ITV Central
At the finish line: Friends raising money for charity reach the finish line today Credit: ITV Central

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Leicester Marathon

Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who successfully completed the London Marathon with the help of a robotic suit, officially started the city's annual marathon yesterday (October 12).