Simon Kindleysides has become the first paralysed man to finish the London Marathon on foot by using the Israeli-made ReWalk exoskeleton, a suit for patients with spinal cord injuries that helps them walk independently with the help of computers and motion sensors, enabling him to carry through with this significant undertaking.
A story of extraordinary achievement and technological prowess that allowed a man's hopes to be realised.
Runner's World UK reported that the 34-year-old from Norfolk was diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder and a glioma brain tumour in 2013, leaving him paralysed from the waist down, but set out to walk the 26.2 miles using his ReWalk exoskeleton suit at 10am on Sunday morning, with the 40,000 other runners.
Unfortunately, as Kindleysides didn’t finish the race by Sunday evening, he will not get a London Marathon medal, however other runners have given up their medals to celebrate his achievement, Runners World reported.
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Image source: Simon Kindleysides Twitter