BRITISH ASTRONAUT RUNS MARATHON 400KM ABOVE EARTH
British astronaut Tim Peake has completed the London Marathon — from 400 kilometres above the Earth. Peake ran the 42-kilometre race harnessed to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station, with a simulation of the route through London’s streets playing on an iPad. He finished in three hours and 35 minutes. Guinness World Records says that’s a record for the fastest marathon in orbit. American astronaut Sunita Williams ran the Boston Marathon from space in 2007 in four hours and 24 minutes. Peake, who is four months into a six-month stay aboard the space station, also sent competitors a good luck video message before Sunday’s race. The 44-year-old astronaut was one of more than 39,000 people running the marathon — the rest at ground level.