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Paralyzed athlete completes marathon in sixteen days with bionic legs

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Claire Lomas, who is paralyzed and walks with the aid of a "bionic" suit, finishes the London Marathon on May 8, 16 days after the event began. The former chiropractor was in tears as she became the first person to complete any marathon using a bionic ReWalk suit.

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Claire Lomas of Britain celebrates after finishing the London Marathon, 16 days after the race began, in London, Britain, on May 8. Lomas, who is paralyzed from the waist down following a horse riding accident, is the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic ReWalk suit.

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Claire Lomas, right, who is paralyzed and walks with the aid of a "bionic" suit, kisses her daughter Maisie after she finishes the London Marathon on May 8, 16 days after the event began. The former chiropractor was in tears as she became the first person to complete any marathon using a bionic ReWalk suit.

 From MSN:

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

Claire Lomas finished the London Marathon, crossing the finishing line 16 days after the race began.

The 32-year-old said she was "over the moon" as she completed the 26.2-mile route, which she started on April 22 with 36,000 other participants.  Read more here.

After a grueling 16 days, one of the London Marathon's most remarkable competitors finally finished. Claire Lomas, paralyzed from the chest down, managed to cover the 26.2 mile course with the aid of a bionic suit. ITN's Lewis Vaughan Jones reports.

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