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Paralyzed Man Breaks World Record for Finishing a Marathon in an Exoskeleton Suit


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Adam Gorlitsky (second from left) and well-wishers at the 25-mile marker.

A man paralyzed from the waist down has broken the world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit.

Credit: Dani Blocker

A man paralyzed from the waist down has broken the world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit.

Competing in the 2020 Charleston (SC) Marathon, Adam Gorlitsky finished the race with a time of 33 hours, 50 minutes, and 23 seconds, unofficially beating a British man who completed the 2018 London Marathon in 36 hours and 46 minutes, according to Guinness World Records.

Gorlitsky was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury in December 2005. Ten years later, he was able to stand and walk using a ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton.

In 2016, Gorlitsky became the first paralyzed man to walk the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston using a robotic exoskeleton, and founded the non-profit I GOT LEGS to improve the lives of the disabled.

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