Edison Pena, the Chilean miner called “The Runner” during his 69 days underground, has been invited to be a special guest at the New York City Marathon on November 7th and has accepted.
Pena, who’s 34, was among the 33 miners freed on October 13th after being underground for over two months near Chile’s Copiapo. Pena ran in the tunnels nearly every day, sometimes completing six miles, earning the nickname that brought the attention of the race director and New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg.
The NYRR contacted Pena through the Chilean Consulate on October 14th and he replied almost immediately. Pena is interested in trying to accomplish the main 26.2- mile race but details of his participation have not been completed yet.
The New York City Marathon has hosted runners who have overcome physical and emotional hardship in the past as well. In 2005 more than 40 runners from New Orleans participated.
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