Paralysed Claire Lomas has completed the London Marathon in a bionic suit, 16 days after she began the 26.2-mile course.
The former chiropractor was in tears as she became the first person to complete any marathon using a bionic ReWalk suit this afternoon.
Hundreds lined the streets
as she made her final steps to complete the race, whilst three mounted members of the Household Cavalry gave her a guard of honour
as she crossed the finishing line on The Mall.
Ms Lomas, who was left paralysed from the chest down following a horse-riding accident in 2007, said: "There were times when I questioned whether I would make it when I was training.
"Once I started, I just took each day as it came and every step got me a step closer."
The 32-year-old will not appear in the official results and did not receive a medal when she finished as competitors have to complete the course on the same day to qualify for a medal, organisers said.
But a number of marathon runners decided to donate their own medals to Ms Lomas.
Jacqui Rose, from Southampton who contributed her medal along with an estimated 12 others, said: "She has epitomised what I thought the London Marathon was all about.
"That medal, when you have completed it and gone through all the pain of it, symbolises that achievement of what you have gone out of your way to do for charity.
"For her not to have got one ridicules what the marathon was all about."