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Chilean Miner Visits 'Late Show With David Letterman'

Edison Pena, in NYC to run the marathon, sang Elvis and joked with Letterman.


 

Chilean miner Edison Pena appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman Thursday. Pena, who is in town to run the New York City marathon (he ran three to six miles a day in stifling heat while trapped underground for more than two months) broke out into an Elvis song and said through a translator, "The first time I walked into a mine, I wanted to turn around and get out, but that wasn't really an option. So I just kept going deeper and deeper in the mine, and I kept saying, 'couldn't we just turn around?' But it didn't work out that way." Quipped Letterman, "That's how people feel when they come to my show." Also announced Friday: the first book on the Chilean miner ordeal, as written by a journalist on the scene.