A recorded message by which Peake wished the rivals luck was performed on massive screens earlier than the runners set off in London and the forty four-yr-previous astronaut started his personal run on board the Worldwide Area Station.
Kenyan lengthy-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge gained the lads’s race, in a course report time of two hours, three minutes and 4 seconds to triumph on the occasion for the second yr in a row.
His time was the second quickest of all time and solely seven seconds outdoors the world greatest set on the 2014 Berlin Marathon by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto.
Kipchoge broke away from one other Kenyan, Stanley Biwott, with about three kilometers to go and sprinted residence nicely forward of Biwott with monitor legend Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia in third.
Fellow Kenyan Jemima Sumgong gained the ladies’s occasion with a time of two hours 22 minutes and fifty eight seconds, after struggling a nasty fall late within the race.
Sumgong banged the aspect of her head on the street in a tangle with three different runners at a drinks station.
With the aspect of her head reduce, she bravely received as much as rejoin the leaders and ultimately draw back from final yr’s winner, Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia, within the closing levels.
Peake, the primary British European Area Company astronaut, ran the race for actual in 1999, finishing the 26.2-mile (forty two.sixteen-kilometer) course in a time of three hours and 18 minutes, in accordance with occasion organizers.
His newest effort was vastly totally different.
Peake wore a harness that straps him to the area station’s treadmill whereas watching a digital-actuality video simulating the marathon course.
The video was populated with avatars depicting precise London Marathon runners who’re utilizing the Run Social app as they race.
Peake hoped to finish the race in a time of round 4 hours, marathon organizers stated, however simply surpassed that by crossing the road in three hours 35 minutes and 21 seconds.
His physiology was additionally monitored to evaluate how his physique fares with the exertion in orbit.
Two of his colleagues from the European Area Company have been additionally operating in London in duplicate area fits, marathon organizers stated.
Peake, who arrived on the Worldwide Area Station in December, isn’t the primary astronaut to run a marathon in area.
NASA’s Sunita Williams ran on the area station treadmill through the Boston Marathon in 2007, finishing the course in for hours and 24 minutes.
London organizers stated document numbers are anticipated this yr, with greater than forty,000 runners registered and greater than 39,000 predicted to participate.
This yr’s occasion will see the millionth runner within the historical past of the annual London race cross the end line, organizers stated.
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