Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena dropped out of Sunday's New York City Marathon at the 11-mile mark. Pena entered Sunday's 26.2-mile event again following a difficult year that included hospitalisation in Santiago for psychological problems and reported drug and alcohol issues.

He finished the Tokyo Marathon in February, but his recent training had dropped to 45 minutes a day, four days a week. Pena discussed his emotional struggles this week, saying many of the 32 other trapped miners don't have jobs and suffer from “psychological issues” and insomnia. They spent 69 days underground in a gold and copper mine. The first anniversary of the globally televised rescue was on October 13.

When he was trapped underground, Pena logged up to six miles each day running through the tunnels in steel-toed boots to keep his mind and body sharp in the sweltering darkness. — AP