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Paralysed woman completes marathon

9th May 2012

A woman who is paralysed from the chest down has become the first person to complete a marathon in a “bionic” suit.

Clare Lomas, 32, from Leicestershire – who broke her back in a riding accident five years ago – finished the London Marathon course in the £43,000 suit 16 days after starting with 36,000 other runners. The device allows her to walk by detecting a shift in her balance. Her efforts have raised about £80,000 for the charity Spinal Research, which funds medical research around the world to develop treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.


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