Il minatore cileno alla maratona di New York 08.11.102010-11-18:07:03
Edison Peña could be forgiven for having to slow to a walk at times during the New York City Marathon on Sunday. His training, after all, came via subterranean loops of only a few miles at a time, with the tunnels of a collapsed gold and copper mine for a course and sawed-off work boots for footwear.
But after fighting through knee pain to jog across the finish line in under six hours, Peña wanted to clear something up.
"First of all, I want to say that I would have run faster," he said. "And I did run faster in the mine."