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Chilean Miner Continues To Inspire At The NYC Marathon

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Have you ever tried to train for a competitive race?  I ran the Buffalo Half Marathon last May and started training 5 months prior.  And then when I ran it, I still felt incredibly unprepared for the 13.1 miles I had to get through.  That makes this story even more incredible.  One of the miners who was trapped in that mine in Chile is now going to run the NYC marathon.  That’s 26.2 miles!  You want inspiration?  Read on…

Edison Peña, 34, one of the 69 trapped Chilean miners, is planning on running the entire 26-mile New York City marathon, not even a month after the dramatic rescue that captured the world’s attention. He was nicknamed “The Runner” because he’d jog over six miles in the tunnels of the mine.

via Chilean Miner Turned Marathoner: 5 Ways Running Helped Me Survive! | The Stir.

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