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Kenyan Runner Loses Feet to Frostbite

Marko Chesto spent 2 days in AK storm

The Kenyan runner and University of Alaska Anchorage student who went missing in a snow storm for two days has lost both his feet after suffering severe frostbite. Doctors amputated Marko Chesto's feet above the ankle on Thursday after he was found at a hotel early on the morning of November 9. His shoes had frozen to his feet. Chesto has since said that he was "going through a lot of personal issues," at the time of his disappearance.

Read more at Anchorage Daily News

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