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Chilean Miner Edison Pena finishes New York City marathon in 5 hours, 40 minutes even with knee pain – New York Daily News

Chilean Miner Edison Pena finishes New York City marathon in 5 hours, 40 minutes even with knee pain – New York Daily News.

Less than a month after surviving 69 days stuck in a Chilean mine, Edison Pena pulled off another feat of endurance Sunday, completing the ING New York City Marathon in five hours, 40 minutes and 51 seconds.

 

Pena ran up to six miles a day in the collapsed mine, often lugging a heavy pallet behind him to increase the challenge.  He said he did it to beat the mine, to prove to God how much he wanted to live.  Three days after taking the first airplane flight of his life to get here, Pena proved the strength of his will all over again.

NeilS – Although this news is from November 2010, I only learned of it this weekend and I thought it was worthwhile to share.  I’m sure you all recall the Chilean mine incident where 33 miners were trapped underground for some 69 days!  Well, apparently one of them was training underground for the New York Marathon and after being rescued actually completed it.  That’s a lesson in dedication for you.

 

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