Boston Marathon in orbit

Space marathonHarnessed to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams completed the Boston Marathon yesterday as she flew 210 miles above the Earth.

She ran the 26.2-mile race in four hours and 24 minutes — a respectable time, especially for someone who had to strap herself down with bungee cords to keep from floating away.

Williams circled the Earth at least twice during the race, running as fast as eight mph but flying more than 17,500 mph.

Her sister and friends joined her in running the marathon, but they were on the ground in Boston.

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