November 2010 Archives

Chilean miner runs New York marathon

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After enduring 69 days trapped in a mine, Edison Pena completed the ING New York City Marathon, reports the NY Daily News.

Pena, 34, completed the race in five hours, 40 minutes and 51 seconds according to the NY Daily News.

Pena ran even while trapped in the mine. He could cover up to six miles a day in the dark according to the Guardian (UK).

"I ran to forget I was trapped ... I became two people: the weak person who wanted simply to give up and the person who chose to be strong - to run and survive. Eventually, I chose to live," Pena told the NY Daily News.

Pompeii building collapsed

The House of the Gladiators in Pompeii collapsed on Saturday morning, said the Guardian (UK).

The collapse came as a shock to some, but it was a long time coming for others. Some blame recent rain for the collapse while others blame mismanagement by the government for the historic site's collapse.

There is a call from the private sector for privatization of Pompeii.

Italy's Culture Minister, Sandro Bondi, has urged the government to give Pompeii more funds as this collapse could be just the first of many according to the AP.

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