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Chilean Miner Completes NYC Marathon

11/7/2010 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Edison Peña, one of the 33 Chilean miners who was recently rescued, completed the New York City Marathon today with a time of 5:40:51.

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Pena overcame severe knee pain -- as well as having previously been buried alive for 69 days -- to finish the race.

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Ingrid    

Wena Edison!!! Eso es ser Chileno!!!

1342 days ago
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sharon    

Way to fact check! His name is Edison!

1342 days ago
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Boondoggle    

He began the race at 9:40am and had completed it by 3:30pm--that is less than 5 hours. Looks like someone transposed some numbers. Two other news outlets are reporting 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Regardless of his time, though, congratulations to Edison!!

1342 days ago
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Boondoggle    

Yeah, and could you put his correct name up there, please?

1342 days ago
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soulofanangel    


A man went to work in a foreign country and an accident happened. The U.S. media goes crazy.

A man goes to work in the United States of America and an accident happens (happens daily) and NO ONE CARES.

Just saying.....

1342 days ago
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kickaboo    

Good for Edison! Edison, please speak on behalf of mine workers' safety and the safety of all workers around the world.

1342 days ago
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Jayster    

Ok, lets use our fingers here kiddies to count how long it took

9:40-10:40 thats one
10:40-11:40 thats two
11:40-12:40 that three
12:40-1:40 thats four
1:40-2:40 thats five
2:40-3:40 thats six, but he arrived at 3:30 (10 minutes early) so thats 5 fingers and most of another, or 5 hours and 50 minutes.
So whoever is reporting 4 hours and 50 minutes should be locked away in a mine for 70 days and made to count the minutes they are there.

1341 days ago
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David    

Someone needs remedial math! 09:40 to 15:30 (3:30 pm) is EXACTLTY 5 hours AND 50 minutes (just 10 minutes UNDER 6 (not 5) hours.

1341 days ago
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Jeff Eastman    

Soulofanangel needs a little more soul. The guy has become a symbol for man's perseverance. It's not just about him. As far as the accident that happens to a man in the U.S., his family, friends, and community may care deeply.

1341 days ago
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alex    

The guy deserves all this attention. He was a miner and after that accident all the miners knew that they would probably die. But it is remarkable about this guy is his strength and his determination to survive and the way he did it. He is teaching us a life lesson and it is there for whoever wants to seize it. This is a very inspiring story. Normally what the media reports make us sick and this is a feel good story for me and an example. It does not matter to me what he does next with his life I think there is something to learn from this experience.

1341 days ago
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Mr Baxter    

He did better than Robin Quivers even though he just stepped out of the mine hahaha

1341 days ago
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runnermom    

From 9:40am to 3:30pm is 5hrs 40min.
His goal was 6 hours - and he made it - never having run nor trained for a marathon before.

His name? You mean on comment #1? Perhaps "wena" is a chilean idiomatic term akin to
'way to go' to something like that.

1341 days ago
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Diego Grez    

Edison Peña is a Great Chilean. I'm proud of being a Chilean, too. His strength is admirable.

1341 days ago
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wendy    

he's a breath of fresh air. all positive energy.we need more stories like this.

1341 days ago
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cjs    

Whoo Hoo WAY to Go !!! Anyone know if he will get a meet and greet with Priscilla or Lisa Marie? I know they are not hands on all the time anymore there, I just think it would be very cool if one or both of them took him on a private tour of the estate.

1341 days ago
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