And we have photographic evidence! Shanghaiist has a cool gallery up of what Beijing used to look like before they quadrupled the size of Tiananmen Square. Here’s the one of the runners, but click through for more black and white historical goodness.
File this under gadgets we don’t see taking off anytime soon. Would you like to run a marathon with a contraption so large it has to be strapped to your chest, all so you can tweet and livestream every bit of data possible, from your heart rate and pace, to the weather conditions?
For charity, managing to raise a ton of money! Swoon! Well, he’s not exactly a Shanghai native, but he did teach English here prior to working his way counter-clockwise around Britain in 26.2 mile increments, meaning he must have done a lot of endurance training in our fair city prior to that. According to Urbanatomy