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May 15, 2012 1:12 pm

Paralyzed Woman Finishes London Marathon in 16 Days Using Israeli Technology

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Claire Lomas during the London marathon. Photo: Argo Medical Technologies.

Israel21c – Claire Lomas couldn’t have completed the Virgin London Marathon without a lot of grit and determination – and an Israeli invention that allowed her to walk rather than being pushed in her wheelchair.

Lomas, a 32-year-old chiropractor, was permanently paralyzed below her chest as the result of a 2007 riding accident that ended her avocation as a four-star equestrian. Since then, she has gotten married, learned to ski and given birth to a daughter.

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