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Paralysed man who completed London Marathon becomes world record holder

PUBLISHED: 15:49 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:49 02 April 2019

Father-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independently in a robotic walking device last year. Photo: Simon Kindleysides

Father-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independently in a robotic walking device last year. Photo: Simon Kindleysides

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A paralysed man from Blofield has become a Guinness World Record holder after completing the London Marathon.

Father-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independently in a robotic walking device last year. Photo: Simon KindleysidesFather-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independently in a robotic walking device last year. Photo: Simon Kindleysides

Father-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independently in a robotic walking device last year.

The 35-year-old has now been awarded with a world record having finished the race in 36 hours and 46 minutes.

He said: “Every single Christmas I was bought a Guinness World Record book and to think I have now got one and will be in the book is just mind blowing.”

Mr Kindleysides completed the marathon in a ReWalk exoskeleton in April 2018.

He spent two days walking around the route and was surrounded by a team of supporters.

Mr Kindleysides was diagnosed with functional neurological disorder and a glioma brain tumour in 2013, leaving him paralysed from the waist down.


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