Chichester's Tim Peake joining London Marathon from space

Space is no obstacle for Tim Peake, as he will be joining the thousands of runners taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon from the International Space Station.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 1:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:38 pm
Tim Peake is set to run the London Marathon aboard the International Space Station Picture from Virgin Money London Marathon

Whilst athletes and joggers from every corner of the UK gather tomorrow (Sunday April 24) to tackle the route on ground, Chichester’s Tim Peake will run the full 26.2 mile distance on a treadmill.

On Earth, a team of UK Space Agency and European Space Agency (ESA) colleagues will run with him, in support of the Prince’s Trust.

Tim said: “As soon as I was assigned my mission to the International Space Station, I realised that it was a wonderful opportunity to run the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon from on board the ISS.

Tim Peake's London Marathon avatar

“Being an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, the marathon gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for the important work they do to help disadvantaged young people to get their lives back on track.”

Tim will strap himself to the treadmill in the Tranquility node of the ISS and start running at the same time as more than 37,000 runners set off from Greenwich.

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A live stream of Tim running is due to be available from 10am tomorrow Click here

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