Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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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.Trapped miner Edison Pena, right, is checked by a rescuer as he waits his turn to be lifted to the surface of the San Jose mine

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.

Training update
Wed 20th
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.
Tue 19th
Easy run with Tess on road at level one [easy] pace = 40 mins


Ewen said...

I'd like to see Geb win in a course record. He's such a nice bloke - a runner's runner - the African "Mona".

I think the miner will hit the wall hard, but he'll get lots of publicity!


Yeah ewen I think your right about the miner :]
I'm not sure training underground has the same benefits as training at altitude!!!
Yes Geb is a great Ambassador for running.
When he won the great north 1/2 the local people just loved him!
And speaking of his great north run, he looked in great shape and firing on all cylinders!

Scott Brown said...

At the marathon finish, when they ask "whose legs are flooded with lactate acid?" I expect that Chilean will say: "Mine are!" Get it, miner.....mine are!

After this is all over I'm taking my act on the road ;)


Yes Scott, with jokes like that you should 'hit the road Jack and don't come back no more, no more' :]

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