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'Bionic woman' describes tough Great North Run

Claire Lomas reaches the finishing line of the Great North Run. Credit: ITV News

A woman who completed the Great North Run using a revolutionary bionic suit has been describing her 'huge relief' at reaching the finishing line.

Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, completed the course over five days.

At the end, Claire revealed she is expecting her second child.

Today she told ITV Tyne Tees news how the support of onlookers was vital in the final stages of her walk.

Mo Farah explains his Alan Shearer tribute

Mo Farah approached the finishing line of the Great North Run with one arm in the air and explained later that it was a tribute to the former Newcastle United footballer, Alan Shearer.

Shearer, one of the greats of North East football, used to make the same gesture when he scored a goal.

Hear his news conference below:

Mo giving a Shearer tribute Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Claire Lomas 'very emotional' as she finishes race

Claire Lomas, known as the 'Bionic Woman, has been describing the moment she crossed the finishing line of the Great North Run after five days.

She was paralysed from the chest down in a riding accident in 2007 and is able to walk using a so-called bionic suit.

She began her journey on Wednesday, travelling three miles a day.

Watch her cross the line and see her reaction:

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