Kenyan Runner Feet Amputated

Kenyan runner feet amputated, university of alaska anchorage, marko cheseto frostbite- A Kenyan long-distance runner who spent more than two days lost in snow storms in the US state of Alaska has had his feet amputated just above the ankles.

When Marko Cheseto, who competed on the track for the University of Alaska Anchorage, disappeared he was not wearing protective winter clothing.
After he was found on 9 November he was suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite on his feet and hands.
University officials say his hands are expected to fully recover.

His disappearance, a day after the university's cross-country team's return from a triumphant championship in Washington State, sparked an intensive search for the 28-year-old athlete.

The University Alaska Anchorage (UAA) said Mr Cheseto, who is studying nursing and nutrition, will remain in hospital for some time to come.