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Marathon taken to new heights by UK astronaut

By Agence France Presse In London | China Daily | Updated: 2016-04-26 07:59

British astronaut Tim Peake has run a marathon in space in record time, strapped to a treadmill on the International Space Station as thousands ran the London Marathon below.

Peake opened the race on Sunday by counting down in a video message as runners waited at the start line in the British capital.

He then joined them 400 kilometers above Earth on a simultaneous feat aboard the space station, wearing weights to counter the zero gravity conditions.

Marathon taken to new heights by UK astronaut

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