December 03, 2016 | Updated at 12:21 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Sunita Williams Launch: Finishes First Triathlon in Space

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams holds the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman and now she set another record: the first to ever complete a triathlon while orbiting in space.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Sep 19, 2012 03:37 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Sunita Williams
(Photo : Handout)

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, 46, holds the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman and now she set another record: the first to ever complete a triathlon while orbiting in space.  

She did so by running, biking and "swimming" along with other athletes that competed back on earth in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon held in Southern California over the weekend. 

She used exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, treadmill and a strength-training machine, specially formulated for weightlessness to help her "triathlon experience in space," according to The Huffington Post. 

They also reported that for the swimming portion of the race, she used a Advanced Resistive Exercise Device for weightlifting and resistance exercises that resemble swimming but in microgravity. 

Williams finished her race in 1:48:33. Watch the video of her racing in her triathlon while in space, courtesy of Space.com. 

On Sept 15, Williams took control of the International Space Station, making her only the second woman to ever be a commander in the orbiting lab's 14-year existence, according to the Christian Science Monitor. She will command its Expedition 33 crew until November, before returning to Earth.  

Williams first went up to space in 2007 and spent 195 consecutive days up there, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a female astronaut. On Wednesday, Sept 19, she will celebrate her birthday up in space. 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Did Jennifer Aniston Decline To See Brad Pitt Face-To-Face?

A new report alleges that Brad Pitt reached out to his ex-wife after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce, but she turned him away when it came to seeing one another face-to-face

National Cookie Day

Here's Where You Can Get Free Cookies For National Cookie Day

Whether you like chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter or snickerdoodle, you can get some for free on National Cookie Day

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: No Fight Over Painting

Get the truth about the latest alleged Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie feud.

Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood

'Teen Mom OG' Amber Portwood Wants to Give Farrah Abraham a Black Eye?

Amber Portwood is very, very angry with her 'Teen Mom OG' co-star, Farrah Abraham.

Kourtney Kardashian

Is Kourtney Kardashian Planning For a Fourth Child?

Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly ready to expand her family.

Real Time Analytics