British Astronaut Tim Peake Is Running the London Marathon From Space

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 9:39 PM

This Sun is the thirty-sixth annual London Marathon, and roughly 38.000 people are expected to spend the day making their way through the 26.2-mile course.

Prepare to be a tiny bit ashamed of your weekend plans.

This Sun is the thirty-sixth annual London Marathon, and roughly 38.000 people are expected to spend the day making their way through the 26.2-mile course. But one runner won't be at the starting line with everyone else -- he’ll get his tag about two hundred fifty miles over the Earth.

British astronaut Tim Peake will be running the marathon from the International Space Station. How precisely will this work? He'll be hooked up to the space station'south treadmill, the T2 Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT -- yes, named after Stephen Colbert) with a harness and two bungee cords.

Even though he won't be on the ground, he'll utilize an app called RunSocial to track his progress and get in images of London'south city streets as he runs.

"I don't think you can ever do sufficient training for a marathon," Peake said during a video press conference earlier this week. "But I'm sure there will be a few points where I'll be wishing I did a bit more." He's aiming to complete the race in three and a half to four hours.

This isn't the first time an astronaut has running a marathon from space. Back in two thousand-seventh, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams ran the Boston Marathon in four hours, twenty-three minutes and ten seconds.

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