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Astronaut will run Boston Marathon _ in space

Updated: March 29, 2007, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Zooming through low-Earth orbit at 17,500 mph, Suni Williams completes the standard marathon distance every 5.4 seconds.

Good thing Rosie Ruiz never thought of that.

Williams is registered for next month's Boston Marathon, even though she'll be stuck on the international space station when the rest of the field lines up for the 111th edition of the race. So the U.S. Navy commander will run the equivalent distance on a treadmill -- 210 miles above Earth, and tethered to her ...

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