Deep Learning Autonomous Cars Approved To Be Tested On California Roads
 
 
 
You Need This Smoothie Bowl In Your Life
 
0 comments

This Guy Just Ran The London Marathon In Space

by onApril 25, 2016
 

British astronaut Tim Peake has been determined to be the first man ever to complete a marathon in space. Aboard the ISS (International Space Station) and running on a treadmill, Tim set out to run the London Marathon this April 24th.

Running in sync with the race going on down below, Tim had an Ipad playing footage of the London streets and was strapped down to maintain contact with the treadmill while running in a low-gravity environment.

Here’s what Tim was seeing on his Ipad via the app Running Social:

Finishing with a respectable time of 3 hours and 35 minutes, he was a bit far behind winner Eliud Kipchoge’s 2 hour 3 minute and 4 second run that missed out on the world record by only 7 seconds! Also behind his personal best of 3 hours, 18 minutes on land, that doesn’t mean he didn’t break a world record. Smashing previous record holder Sunita WIlliams’ time of 4 hours and 24 minutes, Tim Peake is not officially the fastest man in space.

Running in space is something that only a few people in the world have the physical capacity to do. One of those people being Sunita Williams who actually set the record for the first woman/person to ever run a marathon in space when she ran in sync with the Boston Marathon in 2007. It seems like a lot of articles failed to mention this.

References: GizmodoEngadget

www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u= Facebook Share Button Large

  •  
    33
    Shares

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Be the first to comment!
 
Leave a reply »

 

    You must log in to post a comment

    CHIRP
    Advertisment ad adsense adlogger