Depression May Have Led Runner to Disaster
Posted on Dec 6, 2011
A newly released police report says that the Kenyan long-distance runner who lost both of his feet after spending three days in the Alaskan wilderness may have taken off to literally run away from his problems.
The report says Marko Cheseto was feeling depressed when he set out for his run. He would return to civilization three days later, his shoes frozen to his feet. —PZS
AP via Google:
A campus police report provides new details about why an All-American cross-country runner from the University of Alaska Anchorage spent three days alone in the freezing woods and had to have his feet amputated, saying he went for a run because he was feeling despondent and passed out under a tree.
Marko Cheseto, 28, of Kenya, disappeared from the university Nov. 6. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite to his feet when he staggered into the lobby of an Anchorage hotel three days later.
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