Chilean miner Edison Pena was elated to arrive in NYC yesterday, weeks removed from his harrowing two-month ordeal stuck underground. Pena, who was nicknamed "The Runner" by his fellow miners, was invited to come to town as an honorary participant in the ING NYC Marathon this Sunday, but last night he appeared on "The Late Show with Dave Letterman," speaking through an interpreter. Pena, who one commenter pointed out does share a slight resemblance to Governor Paterson, does a lot of funny pantomiming during the interview, and even sings a bit of the classic "Suspicious Minds," by his favorite musician Elvis Presley. You can see the video below.
He also sang a little "Return to Sender" during the New York Road Runners press conference: