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Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

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Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:39 PM by AlexMuller

UK astronaut Tim Peake has run the distance of the London Marathon on a treadmill in the International Space Station (ISS). To counteract the effects of weightlessness, he is using a harness to keep him on the running belt. He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

 

Speaking before the event, Major Peake had called the marathon a "great challenge". "I'm quite glad that this is happening later on in the mission so I've had plenty of time to get used to the T2 treadmill."
 
Elastic straps over the shoulders and round the waist keep Major Peake in contact with the running belt of the treadmill, located in the station's Tranquility Node.
 
The straps are designed to generate the foot force necessary to give astronauts' bones and muscles a workout in weightlessness.
 
He said: "One of the biggest challenges is the harness system. Obviously, my bodyweight has to be firmly attached to the treadmill by this harness, and that can rub on the shoulders and around the waist."
 
The Chichester-born astronaut ran the London Marathon in 1999, finishing in three hours, 18 minutes and 50 seconds.
 
He did not try to beat that time as his medical team wanted to ensure he was perfectly healthy for his return to Earth in June.

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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-04-26
+1
Interesting thing to try - and not just as a medical experiment. Tim is likely to find this as a challenge that he enjoyed taking Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-07
+0
Apnareptly this is what the esteemed Willis was talkin' 'bout. Reply


 

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