Chilean miner to run in US marathon

November 7th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Edison Pena, one of the 33 miners rescued last month after being trapped in a mine in Chile for 69 days, is taking part in a marathon in the US.

Pena, who has been invited by the marathon organisers as a guest of honor, aims to finish the 26.2-mile marathon in six hours, New York Post reported.

The Statue of Liberty wasn’t as magnificent as he had imagined, and the hot dogs just weren’t that tasty, Pena said Friday, his second day of touring the city ahead of his competition in Sunday’s ING New York City Marathon.

“It is not white? I thought it was bigger and whiter,” an incredulous Pena said of Lady Liberty while touring Battery Park and posing for photographs.

“In the movies, it looks whiter,” said the copper miner, who was unaware that the statue is made of copper.

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