Russian cosmonaut runs over colleague after space return
A Russian cosmonaut is back from a space mission after becoming the world’s fastest person.
Russia’s Sergei Ryazansky ran a one-hour 50.072 seconds run for the sixth time, smashing the world record of 46.99 seconds for the men’s 15,000 metre run with the Russian space agency.
Mr Ryazansky said: “I just did a very good run, it was very good.”
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky completes a one-hour 50.072 seconds run for the sixth time, smashing the world record for the men’s 15,000 metre run with the Russian space agency. He set a new world high of 46.99 seconds in 2013.
He said the Russian space agency would use the new mark for training.
He said: “We cannot say that the mark is not significant. A good runner has more than one possibility for improvement, I do not know whether he will run faster than 46 seconds or less.”
In the 15,000 metre run before taking on orbit around the Earth, he clocked in at 46.77 seconds, an improvement of 1.31 seconds from the last record.
Mr Ryazansky said he does not feel tired and feels his body is in good shape to run in space.
The cosmonaut completed the run as part of his training for the next long-duration space mission, as he said he will be on his fifth.
“I will do the training in microgravity as a sort of preparation for the long space flight. I believe that I have a good base in my long-term plan.”
An unmanned spacecraft launched three years ago with Mr Ryazansky on board was the first to orbit the Earth in the space age.
He said: “There will be no problems with the spacecraft, the engines on it are of good quality.”