Claire Lomas is back on the London Marathon course today

  • As most of the runners who took part in yesterday’s London Marathon take a well-earned rest from their labours, plucky former eventer Claire Lomas is back out on the streets.

    Claire, who was paralysed in a cross-country accident at Osberton in 2007, is walking the marathon in a robotic suit.

    She completed 2.25miles of the 26-mile course yesterday, and at 10am today was due to pick up from where she left off.

    She is likely to be walking for more than two weeks.

    This morning she tweeted: “Day 2. Not too sore. Weather looks bad though… still can’t believe yesterday – surreal. Nearly cry every time think about it!”

    She was joined for the last stint of the day by Olympic rower Sir Matthew Pinsent – which she said spurred her on.

    “What an end to the first day,” she said.

    Claire aims to raise £50,000 for Spinal Research. As this story went online her total was at £17,882.20.

    To sponsor her, go to www.justgiving.com/Claire-Lomas or text legs60 £(the amount you want to sponsor Claire), to 70070.

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