British astronauts set to become first serviceman to lead marathon in space

Tim Peake will literally be running in a room race. The British astronaut plans to remotely range next years London Marathon on a treadmill on the International Space Station, a achievement that they are able to reach him the first man to operate a marathon in space.

Sunita Williams became the first person to run a marathon in space in 2007. She was also the first person to complete a triathlon in space.

Peake inaugurates his 173 -day mission to the ISS on Dec. 15. He will have to wear a weighted harness to combat the low-grade gravitation of the constant free fall of trajectory. Such measures are important to preserve bone density and muscle mass in space. The astronaut told the Associated Pressthat he loped the marathon in 1999 in 3 hours, 18 hours, and 50 seconds. The ISS paths the earth in about 92 minutes, so if Peake shapes the same duration as he did in 1999, the ISS would have curved the Earth twice by the time he finishes.

However, Peake told the AP that he maybe wont be adjusting any personal records, because hell be under different physical preconditions that require observing his health.

Peake exemplifies the gallant adventurer theory of an astronaut. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, clambering, and mountaineering. In his professional life, he has spent time in the air as a captain and under the ocean as a researcher in NASAs Extreme Environment Mission Operations.

The London Marathon begins on April 24, 2016.

Screengrab viaVirgin Money London Marathon/ YouTube

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