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Chilean miner to run in NYC Marathon

Updated: November 1, 2010, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Chilean miner who jogged in the tunnels while trapped underground not only will attend Sunday's New York City Marathon -- he wants to run it.

Marathon officials had invited Edison Pena to watch the race after hearing his story when the miners were rescued last month. They thought he could ride in the lead vehicle or hold the finish line tape, but never expected the Chilean consulate to tell them Pena wanted to run.

"He absolutely, 100 percent wants to participate," ...

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