November 7, 2010 by Post Team
Chilean miner Edison Pena is among the 45,000 people entered in the event Sunday. The 34-year-old is one of 33 miners rescued last month after spending 69 days trapped 2,300 feet underground by a cave-in.
An avid runner, he jogged several miles every day through tunnels, wearing steel-toed boots he cut down to the ankle.
NYC Marathon officials heard about Pena’s subterranean training and planned to invite him as an honored guest. But he wanted to actually run the race.
Pena hopes to finish the 26.2 miles in 6 hours.
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