Sunday, April 24, 2016

British astronaut Tim Peake ran the London Marathon in space


As if running more than 26 miles here on Earth wasn't a challenge enough.

British astronaut Tim Peake completed the London Marathon on Sunday while strapped to a treadmill in the International Space Station — floating in orbit about 200 miles above his nearly 40,000 competitors on the ground.

After wishing his fellow runners good luck and kicking off the race in a recorded message, Peake finished the 26.2-mile course in about three hours and 35 minutes, the European Space Agency tweeted.

In order to simulate the atmosphere of the race on the ground, Peake watched a digital recreation of the route — complete with a cheering crowd — on the RunSocial iPad app as he ran. Read more...

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