But if you were hoping for an encore of his little Elvis impersonation from Letterman, prepare to be disappointed.
Edison Pena‘s story may have started in a mine shaft… but it ended at a finish line. My second-favorite favorite Chilean miner (Yonni Barrios, the one with the mistress, is obviously my No. 1) completed the New York City Marathon in 5 hours, 40 minutes and 51 seconds Nov. 7, and I couldn’t be prouder.
“It was worthwhile for me to come this far to run a marathon, because I want to motivate people,” Edison, 34, told the press. “I want to convince them that they can do what they set out to do in life. … In this marathon I struggled. I struggled with myself, I struggled with my own pain, but I made it to the finish line. I want to motivate other people to also find the courage and strength to transcend their own pain.”