Shelly Woods wins Silver on final day of Paralympics

Shelly Woods paralympics
Woods with her Silver medal Photo: PA

Blackpool's Shelly Woods has finally won a Paralympic medal after finishing in second in the Women's T54 Marathon to take home Silver.

The 26-year-old missed out on a medal in the 800m, 1500m and the 5000m during London 2012.

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Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support. And everyone who came out and watched today, you crowds are amazing!! #proudtobebritish

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That's it I'm done, no more energy. Tough marathon today. Very proud of my silver medal, it's time for a mojhito! http://t.co/mpfcHJmc

"I am so proud of myself," Woods said. "I've had such a tough week on the track. I kept getting bashed down and I kept jumping up for more and today I jumped up for more.

"It was such a tough race, probably one of the hardest marathons I've ever done. I've got blisters, but it's 100% worth it and something I'll remember for ever."

Shelly Woods paralympics
Shelly Woods won Bronze in Beijing 4 years ago Credit: PA
Shelly Woods paralympics
A proud Shelly Woods in London earlier today Credit: PA