He did it! British ESA astronaut and Prince's Trust ambassador Tim Peake ran the London Marathon from space, to raise awareness of our charity, in just 3 hours 35 minutes!
He started his run at 10am on Sunday 24 April, the same time that the 37,000+ runners set off from Greenwich to cover the famous marathon distance on Earth.
To combat weightlessness, Tim wore a harness that tethered him to the treadmill as he ran, while watching the HD video of the iconic London course on the big screen in front of the treadmill.
Tim shared his experience today on his blog.
Tim was supported by the 91 #TeamAstronaut runners who were fundraising for us, including UK Space Agency and European Space Agency runners.
#TeamAstronaut member Tyrone Brennand, 29, from London, ran the Virgin Money London Marathon as Tim Peake’s 'shadow runner' on the streets of London. He set up his personal training business Be The Fittest with our help. Since then, his business has thrived and he has also become a Young Ambassador.
He finished the race in 4 hours 3 minutes and one of the first things he did upon completing the race was to congratulate Tim for doing so well in his run!