Chilean miner who ran when trapped

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18/10/2010 at 20:57
Just watching the moving account of Edison Pena ('The Runner') one of the trapped Chilean miners. "Edison ran up to eight kilometres a day in the sweltering humidity of the mine. In a bid to improve his stamina, he took to towing a wooden crate behind him."

since he got out of the mine he hasn't stopped running...
18/10/2010 at 20:59
How did he know he ran 8 k's. His Garmin would never have got a signal!!
18/10/2010 at 21:10
Lol! I'm sure he'll get pelters for his poor training schedule too.
18/10/2010 at 21:15
Isn't running when trapped something we can all relate to? Okay much more extreme but we can all imagine what was going on in his head on some level
18/10/2010 at 21:39
can definately relate to that Hashette. I also hate it now coz I cannot run or play out. Saved his mind it seems.
Edited: 18/10/2010 at 21:40
21/10/2010 at 06:50
Flat Footed -  there were runners before Garmins and other modern techy gadgets you know! If he's a long-time runner he would know how long it takes him to run a given distance. Also, I bet there were lots of tools down there he could use to measure with. Many years ago I was into orienteering - one of the first things I learned was how to measure distance when cutting across country on a compass bearing. After a while you just "know" how far you've gone. I've been running for 50 years now - I always know what pace I'm running and thus how far I've gone, it's ingrained knowledge.
21/10/2010 at 10:45
Thanks for posting that, been looking for it for a while.
21/10/2010 at 10:56

Wolf - I'd guess FF was joking.

21/10/2010 at 15:56

LN - yes of course he/she was - that's why the emoticon! 


(thinks "if only we had voice mail")

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