Chilean miner runs New York Marathon

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By Justin Reis

NEW YORK-- One of the 33 miners trapped in Chile for 69 days ran the New York Marathon today on his first trip outside of his native country.

Edison Pena, 34, ran the 26 mile challenge and finished under 6 hours.

While in New York, Pena appeared on the David Letterman Show, gave interviews for local newspapers, and living up to his new celebrity title, according to the Guardian. During his interviews, he "giggled" while interviewed by reporters that tried their hand at speaking Spanish.

When trapped underground with the other miners, Pena reportedly entertained the men by singing Elvis Presley songs. He also kept himself sane by running the tunnels of the underground mine, CNN reported.

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I couldn't finish a marathon in six hours, and I run regularly.

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