Simon Kindleysides Is Going to Be the First Paralyzed Man to Walk the London Marathon

April 20, 2018 2:12 pm Last Updated: April 20, 2018 2:12 pm

A paralyzed man who now walks with a robotic suit plans to enter—and complete—the 2018 London Marathon.

Simon Kindleysides was diagnosed with FND (Functional Neurological Disorder) and was confined to a wheelchair in 2013.

In 2015 Kindleysides started “walking” with Rex the robotic suit.

Now the 34-year-old from Northamptonshire, UK, has set himself a serious challenge.

Kindleysides estimates it will take him two days to complete the 26.2-mile course.