London Marathon

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Astronaut Just Ran London Marathon —From Space

Tim Peake was strapped to a treadmill aboard the ISS

(Newser) - British astronaut Tim Peake has completed the London Marathon—from 250 miles above the Earth, reports the AP . Peake ran the 26.2-mile race harnessed to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station, with a simulation of the route through London's streets playing on an iPad. He finished in... More »

London Marathon Offers Moment of Silence for Boston

And increased security

(Newser) - A defiant, festive mood prevailed today at the London Marathon despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. Thousands of runners offered tributes to those killed and injured in Boston on a glorious spring day in London. The race, the first major international marathon... More »

Security Beefed Up Across US, Globe

Organizers say London Marathon will go ahead

(Newser) - Counterterrorism teams have been deployed across the United States and security at landmarks, government buildings, transport hubs, and sports venues has been stepped up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing , the Boston Globe reports. In New York City, more than a thousand counterterror officers have been deployed and... More »

Princess Beatrice Helps Set Record in London Marathon

First royal to compete in race runs as part of human caterpillar

(Newser) - Princess Beatrice became the first member of the British royal family to complete the London Marathon today—and even helped set a record. The 21-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was part of the largest group ever to complete a marathon while linked together, the Telegraph reports. Bungee... More »

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