If you are trapped underground for more than two months, pray that you have some one like Edison Pena to lift your spirits. As the excitement over the history-making rescue of the Chilean miners dissipates, the world’s interest in the lives of these 33 men has been kindled. Several accounts have testified that Edison Pena was the one who kept the men going, and it is not hard to believe given his performance on the David Letterman show. He seems to be one of those people who does not take life too seriously, by taking things in humorous stride. Mr Pena does not speak English and had to rely on an interpreter during his interview on Letterman. However, no interpretation was necessary as he brilliantly belted out the lyrics of Elvis Presley’s ‘Suspicious Minds‘
What a guy!
Mr Pena will be taking part in the 2010 New York City Marathon on Sunday November 7.