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Paralyzed woman makes marathon history

2012-05-09 03:40:44 GMT2012-05-09 11:40:44(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Claire Lomas, who is paralysed and walks with the aid of a "bionic" suit, finishes the London Marathon, 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. (AFP Photo/Carl Court)

Claire Lomas shouts with joy as she passes Buckingham Palace as she walks the last mile of the Virgin London Marathon on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Claire Lomas (C) walks the last mile of the London Marathon on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Claire Lomas stands at a floral tribute to Claire Squires who died running the Virgin London Marathon on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Claire Lomas stands with her husband Dan Spincer (L) after crossing the finishing line of the Virgin London Marathon on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Claire Lomas holds her medal after crossing the finishing line of the Virgin London Marathon on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A paralyzed British woman became the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit in London on May 8, 16 days after the race began.

Ms Lomas, who is paralysed from the waist down after a riding accident in 2007, has taken 16 days to complete the 26.2 mile route. Starting out with 36,000 other runners she has averaged 2 miles a day with the help of a bionic ReWalk suit.

    (Agencies)

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