Chilean miner Edison Pena to run New York marathon
A freed Chilean miner who kept fit underground by running 10km (six miles) a day through tunnels has been invited to run the New York marathon next month.So, while other miners go on free trips to the Greek islands or to watch Manchester United play, Edison Pena will be preparing for the November 7 race.
‘I was born again to do this. I want to tell people we’re alive and that you can do sport with little money. I want everyone to do sport. It’s my legacy,’ said the 34-year-old.
The Elvis fan has also been invited to Graceland in Tennessee, although he does not have a passport yet.
Mr Pena will join the legions of people taking to the streets of the Big Apple to compete in one of the world’s greatest marathons. Two years ago over 40,000 people crossed the finishing line.
Location Kings Gardens
20 x 45 sec [starting at MP and progressing up to upper 10k pace] with 15 sec Rec between each
1/ 6.09 pace, 2/ 5.46 pace, 3/ 5.52 pace, 4/5.48 pace, 5/ 5.51, 6/5.37, 7/ 5.40, 8/ 5.44, 9/ 5.47, 10/5.47, 11/5.40, 12/5.28, 13/5.37, 14/5.40, 15/ 5.35, 16/ 5.26, 17/ 5.32, 18/ 5.41, 19/ 5.34, 20/ 5.20 pace. Average pace inc Rec = 6.20 pace, 3.27 miles. total time inc 6 x strides and warm up- down = 52 mins
cold and windy, so took a bit to get fully warmed up, felt better as session progressed, finished with 6 x 20 sec strides.
Easy run with Tess on road at level one [easy] pace = 40 mins