To be honest we're not all that amazed that rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena (nicknamed the runner by his fellow miners) is running the New York City marathon this week. Let's face it he's going to be just of tens of thousands of runners taking on the annual race.
We're not even all that amazed by his singing. In the video below he does a passable shower version of Elvis.
No, none of that is really amazing, but what is amazing is that Pena ran up to 6 miles a day while trapped for months in the collapsed Chilean mine with little hope of rescue.
Imaging running in the black, bleak and extremely humid conditions of a collapsed mine thousands of feet below the surface.
Now that is really amazing.
"What I thought about as I ran in the mine was that I was going to beat destiny," Pena said through a translator at a packed news conference Thursday, hours after flying into New York. "I was going to turn the tables on destiny. I was saying to that mine, 'I can outrun you. I'm going to run until you're just tired and bored of me.'
"And I did it."