Man at His Best

Meet The First Man To Run A Marathon In Space

The future is here, and it's full of cardio.

BY JOE SVETLIK | Apr 26, 2016 | Fitness & Health

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Tim Peake has become the first man to run a marathon in space.

Everyone's favourite astronaut completed the London Marathon yesterday in a pretty amazing time of 3 hours 35 minutes and 21 seconds.

That was a little slower than his previous best of 3 hours 18 minutes and 50 seconds when he was still on Earth. But still highly impressive given the conditions.

Peake had to be strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to combat the effects of zero gravity.

The 44-year-old even saw London's roads under his feet in real-time on an iPad.

He was also the official starter for the race, sending the runners a good luck video from the ISS during the 10-second countdown.

While Peake is the first man to complete a marathon in space, he's not the first person. That honour went to US astronaut Sunita Williams in 2007.

From: Digital Spy.