It’s beyond impressive when people run and complete marathons, but to do it from space? Now that’s out of this world!
British astronaut Timothy Peake is Britain’s first official astronaut, and he is the second astronaut to run a marathon while in space.
The International Space Station treadmill was used to get Peake prepared for the big day. The harness he wears keeps his feet on the treadmill in weightlessness, or in other words, not affected by gravity.
The ambitious 44-year-old astronaut hopes to finish the 26.2-mile race in under four hours! “It’s a great challenge I set for myself,” said Peake, and all who know him couldn’t be more excited to see him achieve his goal!
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