Baltimore Sun

One more high-profile New York Marathon entrant

Chilean mine survivor Edison Pena will be running in New York, Chuck Schilken reports for the Los Angeles Times. Pena famously managed to jog a bit during the more than two months in the collapsed mine, running through the unblocked tunnels for up to six miles per day. From Schilken's article:

Pena has sent word through the Chilean consulate that he is accepting an invitation to run in Sunday's New York City Marathon, New York Road Runners Club President Mary Wittenberg said at a luncheon Monday.

The club, which organizes the annual race, had extended the invitation to Pena upon hearing of his dedication to the sport. The invitation was for Pena to participate in some capacity -- maybe riding in a lead car or holding the finish tape -- if he wasn't up for the grueling 26.2-mile run.

(Thanks to Jerry Jackson for the link)

I won't be in New York this year, but I'll have a handful of posts and tweets about the race over the next few days, since many Maryland runners will compete there.


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