Tim Peake had a problem. He wanted to run in the London Marathon but couldn’t.
Because he was in space aboard the International Space Station.
Well he didn’t let that stop him.
Via Scientific American:
Tim Peake of the European Space Agency completed the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday (April 24), running the 26.2 miles (42.2 km) while circling the Earth about two and half times at an altitude of 250 miles (400 km) high.
Peake, who traded the traditional course around the River Thames for a treadmill on the International Space Station, crossed the finish line after three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds. [Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records of All Time]
“Running the fastest marathon in space on the only day off from his grueling schedule is a fantastic accomplishment,” stated Marco Frigatti, head of records for Guinness World Records. “Tim is a true inspiration and someone we can all look up to. Literally.”
Watch video of the impressive feat:
That is beyond incredible. I can’t even fathom running a marathon on earth, much less in space.
So the next time you complain about having to exercise, remember that this guy RAN A MARATHON IN SPACE!
Would you ever run a space-marathon? Or even an earth marathon?