27 Feb '11, 12pm

Chilean miner Edison Pena completed the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.

Chilean miner Edison Pena completed the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.

Chilean miner Edison Pena is embraced by his wife, Angelica Alvarez, after he crossed the finish line in the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - CHILEAN miner Edison Pena completed the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, shaving more than 30 minutes off the time he set in New York in his second such race since he was among the 33 men rescued in October. The 35-year-old Pena had been training more than 6 miles (9.66 km) a day and it showed, as he finished the race through the streets of downtown Tokyo in 5 hours, 8 minutes, 19 seconds. In the New York City Marathon, he ran and walked on bad knees to finish in 5 hours, 40 minutes on Nov 7. 'It was not like the New York Marathon,' Mr Pena said. 'I didn't walk, I ran the entire time.' Mr Pena jogged through tunnels while trapped underground, and word of his dedication inspired New York City Marathon organisers to inv...

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