Claire Lomas of Leicestershire, United Kingdom, completed the 2012 London Marathon on May 8. She completed the race 16 days after she started. She averaged two miles per day, according to various news sources. Lomas, who was paralyzed from the chest down as the result of a horseback riding accident in 2007, completed the 26.2-mile course not in a wheelchair, but upright and walking. She may have been the last of 36,000 participants to cross the finish line, but she is the first person to complete the marathon wearing a robotic exoskeleton, specifically, the ReWalk from Argo Medical Technologies, Yokneam Illit, Israel. Not only was her weeks-long journey one heck of a user trial, it also helped to raise more than US $208,000 for paralysis research.