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Chilean Miner Hopes To Inspire With Marathon Finish

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Chilean Miner Hopes To Inspire With Marathon Finish

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Chilean Miner Hopes To Inspire With Marathon Finish

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An Ethiopian won the New York City Marathon, but a Chilean was the star of the race: Edison Pena, one of the miners rescued last month, trained 2,300 feet underground, in the tunnels of the collapsed mine. His running shoes were sawed-off work boots, and running, Pena says, was his salvation those 69 days. In Sunday's race he ran, walked and hobbled to the finish. He said he hoped to inspire others to "transcend their own pain."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

An Ethiopian won the New York Marathon, but a Chilean was its star. Edison Pena, one of the miners rescued last month, trained 2,300 feet underground, in the tunnels of the collapsed mine. His running shoes were sawed-off work boots and running, Pena says, was his salvation those 69 days. At yesterday's marathon, he ran, walked and hobbled to the finish, saying he hoped to inspire others to transcend their pain.

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