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.
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.
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.
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"
"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.”
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.