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Marathon first for athlete

Andy Gardiner says sport has given him a new lease of life Photo:

A man from Oxfordshire has been chosen to be one of just five members of the general public competing in the London marathon in a wheelchair as part of the mass race.

Up until now only elite wheelchair athletes have been able to participate. Andy lost his leg in 2003 after an accident. Since then he has been selected for Team GB's shooting team. He says sport has given him a new lease of life. Here's his story.

Marathon man Andy Gardiner is also part of Team GB's shooting team