Chilean miner Edison Pena finishes New York City Marathon (Video)

By on Nov 8, 2010 in Sports, United States, World Comments

Chilean miner Edison Pena finally finishes the New York City (NYC) Marathon, according to international news sites.

Edison Pena, dubbed as the most popular miner among the 33 Chilean miners that were rescued after being trapped for 69 days, finished the New York City Marathon in 5 hours and 40 minutes, and 51 seconds.

“Running a marathon and being trapped in a mine are two very different experiences,” Pena told the news, as he was said to have a target to finish the marathon within 6 hours.

“I felt great in the marathon . . . felt great with all the support I was getting. In the mine, I ran alone.” The 34-year old miner said.

Pena, who also recently sang an Elvis Presley song at David Letterman’s show, was said to have finished the NYC marathon with a knee injury and was forced to walk for about 10 miles.

While they were still trapped under the mine, Edison Pena was known to be conscious with his health and ran up to 6 miles a day around their very small area.

Meanwhile, Gebre Gebremariam, and Ethiopian, was the first runner to have finished the race, while Edna Kiplagat of Kenya was the first woman to finish.

Shalane Flanagan from US made the second place, who was said to be the best American woman marathon runner in 20 years.

Below is the news video during the NYC marathon until Edison Pena completed the race.

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