Paralysed man who completed London Marathon becomes world record holder

Father-of-three Simon Kindleysides became the fastest man to complete the 26.2-mile route independen

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 - Credit: Archant

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 independen

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 - Credit: Archant

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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus