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New York City Marathon 2011

New York City Marathon 2011

Rescued Chilean Miner Returns to NYC Marathon

Edison Pena logged up to 6 miles of running each day while he was trapped in the mines



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    Edison Pena, who was one of the Chilean miners trapped underground last year, will run in his second New York City marathon on Sunday.

    Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena is returning to run the New York City marathon.

    Pena completed the marathon last year, less than a month after he and 32 other miners were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days.

    New York Road Runners announced his return to the race Thursday.

    The 35-year-old Pena earned the nickname "The Runner" after logging up to six miles each day through the mine tunnels to keep his mind and body sharp.

    In New York, he ran, walked and hobbled on a bad knee to the finish line last year. Pena said he would return to the event with proper training.

    More than 45,000 runners will compete in the marathon on Sunday.