Mary Wittenberg has extended an invitation to him to participate in the New York City Marathon this November.
I'll admit that I was the only person in the world who didn't follow this story avidly, basically because I
I have two thoughts on this:
1. Did the Chilean miners have showers underground? Because if not, um, those miners were probably fresh.
2. Can we add this to the list of official ways to qualify for the marathon? Enter the lottery, run really fast, raise money for a charity, pay a lot of money, run enough qualifying races, or be trapped underground in a mine for a long, long time? I suppose the last one should be qualified as "by special invitation from the race director," but just in case you want to recreate the experience, here's a link to some mining jobs in New York State.