Marathon Winner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143641/The-REAL-reason-marathon-woman-deserves-medal-Let-ex-needed--happiness-husband.html
Below is an image of Claire Lomas.
She started the marathon on the same day as everyone else, but due to being paralysed from the waist down after a horse riding accident, she was told by doctors she would never walk again. Using a bionic suit, she completed the marathon in 16 days.
An amazing achievement, yet the organisers refused to give her a medal. Somewhere in the marathon rules it says that you are only eligible for a medal if you finish on the same day.

claire - marathon winner


Various people showed concern that she never recieved a medal, Ellie Stevens (A runner from GB) tweeted about it, since then, she has been sent 14 finishers medals by random people who completed the race that year.

faith - marathon winner

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    Those organizers failed to heed the words of Wheaton, "Don't be a dick."

    • Ertrov
    • May 14, 2012, 12:08 am
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