Chilean Miner Hopes To Inspire With Marathon Finish
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
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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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