Claire Lomas in training to walk London Marathon in robotic suit

  • Paralysed event rider Claire Lomas is in training for the London Marathon – after taking delivery of a special robotic suit.

    The four-star rider, who was injured in a fall at Osberton Horse Trials in 2007, is to walk the 26-mile race in the suit, designed to allow paraplegics to walk.

    Top event riders, including Mary King and Mark Todd, posed near naked for a calendar to help raise £35,000 towards the suit.

    Claire hopes to raise £50,000 for Spinal Research. You can donate through her Just Giving page.

    Claire said: “Spinal Research is getting closer to finding a cure [for spinal injuries] and needs vital funds – this is why I am walking the London Marathon for them.”

    She will set off in the robotic suit on 22 April and hopes to finish a couple of weeks later!

    Watch Claire learning to walk in her robotic suit

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