On Aug. 5 a cave-in at a Copiapó (Chile) mine leaves 33 men, including Edison Peña, stuck nearly a half-mile below ground for 69 days.

Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
On Aug. 5 a cave-in at a Copiapó (Chile) mine leaves 33 men, including Edison Peña, stuck nearly a half-mile below ground for 69 days.

Edison Pena / Adam Patterson

Stuck Underground

Edison Peña
Edison Peña
On Aug. 5 a cave-in at a Copiapó (Chile) mine leaves 33 men, including Edison Peña, stuck nearly a half-mile below ground for 69 days.

Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
Running in Place
Running in Place
An avid runner, Peña logs three to six miles a day jogging subterranean loops. His iPod is sent down through a narrow tube.
Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
Inspiration
Inspiration
Peña’s sleeping quarters, including inspirational gifts from friends, family, and well-wishers.
Adam Patterson
High Heat
High Heat
In 90F temperatures, he exercises in sawed-off work boots. Sneakers are eventually sent as a gift.
Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
Videoconference
Videoconference
Photos from a videoconference with Peña hang on the fridge of the home he shares with his girlfriend, Angelica Alvarez (pictured).
Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
The Letter
The Letter
A package containing a letter from Peña is transported to the surface for Alvarez.
Adam Patterson
Unstuck
Unstuck
After being trapped for 69 days, Peña is rescued on Oct. 13. He embraces Alvarez.

Edison Pena / Adam Patterson
New York City Marathon
New York City Marathon
After appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman on Nov. 4, Peña runs the New York City Marathon in 5:40:51.
JEFFREY R STAAB/Justin Lane