By SCOTT MALONE
April 16, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
BOSTON – An American astronaut became the first person to run the Boston Marathon in space on Monday, completing the 26.2 miles on a treadmill in the orbiting International Space
International Space Station/Reuters File Photo
Suni Williams, who was an official entrant in the race, took four hours 23 minutes 46 seconds, said John Yembrick, a spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
On Earth, Williams has run marathons in about 3-1/2 hours.
Williams said in a media briefing early this month: “Just the fact that I’m running that much slower is going to be a little bit tedious because it’s going to be a long time on the treadmill.”