Boston Marathon Joins the Space Race

The contestants in next month's Boston Marathon include a person who will never set foot in Boston. Suni Williams, an astronaut aboard the international space station, will compete by running more than 26 miles on the space station's treadmill. She'll be held down by bungee cords to keep from flying away in zero gravity.

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The contestants in next month's Boston Marathon include a person who will never set foot in Boston. She may set foot over it. Suni Williams is an astronaut aboard the international space station. She will still be there race time. So, she will compete by running in equivalent distance on the space station's treadmill. She will run more than 26 miles while held down by bungee cords to keep from drifting away in zero gravity.

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