Tim Peake to run Virgin London Marathon in space
For some of us ordinary folk, running 26.2 miles (42k) can be quite a daunting task. However, doing it in outer space is a thought beyond imagination. Step forward Tim Peake, Britian's first official astronaut, who is set to achieve just that on the 24th of April when London plays host to one of the world's famous marathons. Tim will attempt to complete the full marathon distance, but in the strenuous settings of outer space. The vision of London Marathon founder Chris Brasher was simple: "you must believe that the human race can be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible". Taking all things into consideration, such a quote has never been more appropriate. Tim will be taking the impossible to whole new level all together, 400 kilometres above planet Earth to be precise. The first thing comes to mind is what the elevation chart will look like? If you didn't already know, Tim's mission lifted off from Baikonyr cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (20.7 marathons away from Astana). Good luck to him on his endeavours! Poyekhali!