Guinness World Records can confirm that ESA Astronaut Tim Peake has achieved a brand new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon in orbit, running the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon 400km above earth on-board the International Space Station in 3:35.21.
Hello #London! Fancy a run? :) #LondonMarathonhttps://t.co/CvaUjUo7IUpic.twitter.com/SLckqOp8Gk— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) April 24, 2016
Guinness World Records’ Head of Records Marco Frigatti adjudicated Peake’s attempt via live video link at the European Astronaut Centre of ESA in Cologne.
.@astro_timpeake starts his #londonmarathon all the way from space!https://t.co/29UKkcAoeU— BBC Get Inspired (@bbcgetinspired) April 24, 2016
The record for the fastest marathon in orbit by a female is held by Sunita Williams, who ran in a time of 4:24 on 16 April 2007.
.@astro_timpeake's #LondonMarathon 15 k split time 26 minutes 11 seconds for last 5 km. Total running time 1:16:36 pic.twitter.com/y0NEhyGuQS— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) April 24, 2016
A few miles earlier @astro_timpeake over Tower Bridge Digital #LondonMarathonpic.twitter.com/vXGcFSiFQQ— RunSocial (@runsocial) April 24, 2016
Guinness World Records’ Head of Records Marco Frigatti said: “Tim has captured the hearts and minds of the nation since his mission on-board the International Space Station began last year"
Guinness World Records on console confirming everything executed properly to qualify for #londonMarathon record @GWRpic.twitter.com/iorKTLOdH4— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) April 24, 2016
"His latest achievement is surely his greatest – running the fastest marathon in space, on the only day-off from his gruelling schedule is fantastic accomplishment. Tim is a true inspiration and someone we can all look up to. Literally.”
.@astro_timpeake has finished his #LondonMarathon in space! Estimated time 3:35:21. @Astro_Jeff comes to applaud Tim pic.twitter.com/0AT4EgRUNK— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) April 24, 2016
Thirty-one official Guinness World Records titles were today broken back on earth at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon from 55 listed attempts. A full list of achievements can be found here.