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Lloyd Martin, 19, only began training five months before the marathon The teenager had never run more than three miles at once until last Christmas He and his mother Ceri 'burst into tears' after crossing the finish line

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A Briton with Down's Syndrome aged 19 yesterday conquered the London Marathon - and in the process became a Guinness World Record holder.

Lloyd Martin completed the gruelling 26.2-mile course across the capital with his mother cheering him on after just five months of training. 

The 19-year-old, of Cardiff, was awarded a certificate from Guinness World Records after crossing the finish line - thereby becoming the youngest person in his learning disability category to finish a marathon.

'In Lloyd's words, it's achieving his dream,' his proud mother Ceri Hooper told the BBC.

Lloyd Martin has become the youngest person in the intellectual impairment category to complete a marathon

Lloyd Martin has become the youngest person in the intellectual impairment category to complete a marathon

'In Lloyd's words, it's achieving his dream,' his mother and running partner Ceri said (pictured: Lloyd with a representative from Guinness World Records)

'In Lloyd's words, it's achieving his dream,' his mother and running partner Ceri said (pictured: Lloyd with a representative from Guinness World Records)

'Really anything is possible if you put your mind to it. With a bit of work, you can achieve it.'

Detailing the 'absolutely amazing' experience, the proud mother, 54, said: 'He ran continuously for 14 miles which is the

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