The Mail knows its readers are eager to read about Claire Lomas, the woman who completed the London Marathon in a bionic suit. It lands an interview with her, and runs with this awful soap-opera angle:The REAL reason marathon woman deserves a medal: Let down by her ex when she needed him most... and how she found happiness with her husband
The readers are united in their admiration for Claire Lomas, but not for the Mail:
DM- sorry but you are wrong! She deserves a medal not because she was dumped and found happiness again but because she did an amazing thing by finishing the marathon with true courage, grit, bravery and determination. Her ex was not worthy of her so she is better off without him. People like her are brave no matter what happens.
- Anita K, Yorkshire, 13/5/2012 18:25 Rating 19
I think it's disgraceful that a story about a woman who has done a wonderful and incredibly brave thing in walking this should be packaged as a story about her love life - what's the relevance? I'm so impressed by her actions, and I think it's a travesty that she hasn't been given a medal. I also think that that should be allowed to stand alone as a story.
- Lizzie, Brighton, 13/5/2012 17:13 Rating 5
DM, you have cheapened her story and her achievement by giving it this gutter tabloid slant. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
- Damage, UK, 13/5/2012 16:46 Rating 87
I think it is wrong to say that her boyfriend failed to support her when she needed him, not everyone is cut out to cope when a loved one is disabled in such a debilitating way. This woman is inspirational but please to not denounce the boyfriend.
- sharon, longfield, 13/5/2012 15:45 Rating 265