Running 26.2 miles more than 200 miles above Earth

Posted by Anonymous
on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Next Monday, astronaut Sunita Williams will attempt a first-ever feat while many of us are stationed in front of computer screens or TVs — she plans on running the Boston Marathon from the International Space Station (ISS).

Williams, has trained for the Boston Marathon for months while serving as a flight engineer aboard ISS.

The Boston Athletic Association, the group that operates the marathon, has sanctioned Williams' plan. The group issued a runner's number to NASA, to be sent to the space runner.

What's her motivation — other than physical challenge, of course?

"I would like to encourage kids to start making physical fitness part of their daily lives. I thought a big goal like a marathon would help get this message out there," says Williams.

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