Stewarts Law quadriplegic trainee takes London Marathon to court after race entry refused

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  • American litigation mania arrives in London.

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  • Can I do the marathon in my Ferrari? No, i am suing.

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  • This would be a much better article if it explained what sort of "motorised vehicle" King wants to use, how it worked in the NY marathon, what the rules the London Marathon organisers refer to are and why they apparently didn't apply in NY.

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  • It's not really about Ferraris is it?

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  • There are comments in response to the artice on this page that show a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is to have a profound injury - I suspect none of the comments come from those who work in the personal injury field.

    For anyone in doubt as to the challenge proposed, with no upper or lower limb function, Matt King will no doubt have to power and control his chair using controls sensitive to his breath and head movements. That is no small feat. It is likely to be a physically demanding process over 26.2 miles - one worthy of the title marathon. A race entry can and should be permitted.

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  • Geo Mat and Anonymous - Unless you suffer from a disability yourself, I would think before you type things like this. Right or wrong this man is clearly not in it for the money. He is raising a serious issue. Disagree with him if you like, but don't sneer.

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  • If this makes a man with a horrifying injury happy, let him do it. He must feel like the world is against him every day given what he has had to endure. Hope he gets it. It won't make his life any better, but may make him forget about it for a while.

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  • Geo Mat and Anonymous - Right or wrong this man is clearly not in it for the money. He is raising a serious issue. Disagree with him if you like, but don't sneer.

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  • Anonymous 10.35am - unless you're driving your Ferrari by blowing repeatedly into a straw because you can't move your arms or legs, your analogy fails.

    King's undertaking a physical exertion that has to be sustained over the 26 miles. If New York let King do the marathon that way and the marathon governing bodies didn't object, why can't London? It's a challengeable decision and King deserves support for doing so.

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  • I'd suggest anyone wanting to know just how courageous this young man is should read this:

    [a]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyleague/8154759/London-Broncos-star-Matt-Kings-courage-in-the-face-of-adversity-illustrates-perfectly-the-true-meaning-of-bravery.html[/a]

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