November 5th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Chilean miner says he ran 'to beat destiny'

CNN Wire Staff

New York (CNN) - One of the Chilean miners rescued after more than two months underground regaled reporters with an Elvis Presley tune Thursday as he prepared for this weekend's marathon in New York City.

Edison Pena said he kept himself sane by running through the subterranean tunnels that held him and 32 other miners from August until mid-October.

"When I ran, I thought I was going to beat destiny," he said. "I told the mine, 'I'm gonna outrun you. I'm gonna run till you're tired and bored of me.'"

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