Freed Chilean Miner Gets Invite To NYC Marathon

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 14, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC

New York Road Runners would like Pena to be the race’s guest on November 7.

New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg has extended an invitation to freed Chilean miner Edison Pena to take part in the ING New York City Marathon on November 7 as either a participant or a spectator.

“The marathon is all about heart, determination, courage, hope and overcoming challenge,” Wittenberg said in an e-mail. “What a perfect platform New York is to celebrate Mr. Peña, and his colleagues, who displayed all the above in a ‘marathon’ way beyond any the rest of us could imagine.”

Pena, who according to reports ran 3 to 6 miles a day while trapped underground for 69 days, was the 12th of 33 men freed from the San Jose mine in Chile earlier this week.

For More: Universal Sports

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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