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'Bionic' woman Claire Lomas completes London Marathon

A paralysed woman has become the first person to complete a marathon in a "bionic" suit.

Claire Lomas crossed the finish line at 12:50 BST, 26 days after starting the race with 36,000 other people.

The 32-year-old was paralysed from the chest down when she broke her back and neck in a horse-riding accident in 2007.

The £43,000 device allows her to walk by detecting shifts in her balance.

Mrs Lomas entered the marathon to raise money for Spinal Research.

"It's a moment I am going to treasure for the rest of my life," she said.

  • 08 May 2012
  • From the section UK
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