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'Bionic woman' on 12th day of marathon challenge

Claire Lomas is walking the London marathon course with the aid of a robotic suit. Photo: ITV Central.

A paralysed woman, who is walking the London marathon course using a "bionic suit" has been told that she won't get a medal, because she's taken too long to cover the distance.

Under London Marathon rules, competitors have to finish the course in less than 24 hours, but Claire Lomas is still several miles short of the finish on day 12.

She set off on April 22nd and is now on mile 18 at Canary Wharf. She hopes to finish all 26 miles on Tuesday.

Claire - who is paralysed from the waist down after being injured in a horse-riding accident - is walking with the aid of a robotic suit. It has been described as a motorised exoskeleton, with on-board motion sensors.

She has raised nearly £60,000, so far, for the Spinal Research charity.