Me too. I have the feelng this has nothing to do wuth a marathon run, but is some sort of competition to operate for the longest time. In which case mAh count! But I'd like to know if the NiMH is a given requirement... and what are the rules..Additionally, like member ci139 above, I feel the TS is withholding crucial information from us. What type of motor only consumes 40 microwatts? And driving what type of load? Is this some sort of electric wristwatch movement?