#British #Astronaut to run #London #Marathon from #Space

British astronaut Tim Peake will attempt to become the first man to run a marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station. Peake will run a digital version of next year's London Marathon on a treadmill as the ISS orbits the Earth, at the same time as more than 37,000 people run in the race on the ground.

#TimPeake will head to the #ISS on Dec. 15, but he’s scheduled to run the #London #Marathon in April. He’ll strap into the #Space station’s treadmill, usually used for the two hours or so of daily exercise an #Astronaut needs to stay healthy in low #Gravity, and start right with the other runners. He’s going to do the full 42 kilometres and change, though he doesn’t expect to match the 3:18.50 time he made when he ran the marathon (on Earth, like a normal human) in 1999.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/12/05/british-astronaut-to-run-london-marathon-from-space.html



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