To an outpouring of support from the global sporting community, the 33 Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped more than 2,000 feet below ground before being rescued on Oct. 13. Less than 24 hours after the miners were brought to safety, Edison Peña, who earned the nickname the Runner for his daily three- to six-mile jogs through the tunnels of the mine, was invited by the New York Road Runners Club to compete in next month's New York City Marathon. But the biggest show of goodwill came from soccer clubs around the world. Diego Maradona, the legendary Argentine midfielder, sent the miners a message declaring their rescue "was proof that miracles exist," and Boca Juniors coach Claudio Borghi invited the men to tea. Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez sent 33 signed jerseys to the miners and requested the pleasure of their company at Bernabéu Stadium for a match. Manchester United great Bobby Charlton, 73, whose father was a miner, also invited the men to a game at Old Trafford.