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British astronaut Tim Peak runs marathon in space

10:34 AM | 26 Apr, 2016
British astronaut Tim Peak runs marathon in space
LONDON (web Desk) - British astronaut Tim Peake ran a marathon in space in record time, strapped into a treadmill on the International Space Station as thousands ran the London Marathon below.

The explorer became the first man to finish a marathon in space on April 24th by running the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on a treadmill aboard the spacecraft, in sync with the race down on Earth. Of course, he had to fudge things a bit to replicate the experience -- he used an iPad to show London's roads as he ran, and he had to be strapped in to keep running in the microgravity environment.

British astronaut Tim Peake hasn't been shy about his plans to complete a marathon while aboard the International Space Station, and he's clearly a man of his word. The explorer became the first man to finish a marathon in space on April 24th by running the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on a treadmill aboard the spacecraft, in sync with the race down on Earth. Of course, he had to fudge things a bit to replicate the experience -- he used an iPad to show London's roads as he ran, and he had to be strapped in to keep running in the microgravity environment.

Peake didn't set any speed records. He finished in 3 hours and 35 minutes, which was well behind winner Eliud Kipchoge's 2 hours and 3 minutes. The time also trailed behind the 3 hours, 18 minutes that Peake set as a personal best while on terra firma. Mind you, the astronaut probably isn't about to complain. Whatever setbacks he encountered running on the ISS are peanuts compared to a historic achievement like this, especially when it proves that you can endure grueling physical tests in space.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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