The paralyzed marathoner with an incredible robot suit

After 16 days and 55,000 steps, a British woman paralyzed from the chest down crosses the London Marathon finish line... with a little bionic help

Claire Lomas crosses the finishing line of the London Marathon on May 8: Lomas was one of 36,000 runners in the race, but the only one who is paralyzed.
(Image credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

This week, a 32-year-old British woman named Claire Lomas crossed the finish line of the London Marathon. So did thousands of other people, but Lomas is special: She's paralyzed from the chest down. The former chiropractor was able to complete the grueling 26.2-mile journey with a little robotic aid in the form of the ReWalk system, a bionic exoskeleton that allowed her to walk again. Here, a brief guide to her extraordinary journey:

How was Lomas paralyzed?

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