UK Astronaut Completes 60,000 Mile London Marathon

April 25, 2016 5:49 PM

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Think running a marathon is a challenge? Spare a thought for British astronaut Tim Peake, who not only ran this weekend’s 26.2 mile London Marathon, but he did the grueling feat strapped to a treadmill 250 miles above Earth.

Peake, the first British ESA astronaut (and 7th British-born astronaut) to be launched into space, has been living on board the International Space Station since December and had been planning the marathon slog for some time.

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