World Report: April 27, 2007 Vol. #12 Iss. #25

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Spotlight: Sunita Williams

"I'm done! Whoo hoo!" NASA astronaut Sunita Williams reported to mission control from more than 210 miles above Earth last Monday. Williams, 41, wasn't talking about completing her mission in space. She was talking about finishing the Boston Marathon. She ran the 26.2-mile race on a treadmill aboard the International Space Station. Williams, who grew up in the Boston area, finished her run in 4 hours, 23 minutes and 46 seconds. Winner Robert Cheruiyot, from Kenya, finished the race in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 13 seconds.

Weather conditions aboard the space station were better than in Boston, Massachusetts, where runners battled cold and rain. "Those guys are kicking butt even though it's cold," Williams said, in support of her sister and friends who ran the race on Earth.