Freed Chilean Miner Gets Invite To NYC Marathon

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.

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