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Runner who lost feet to frostbite completes first marathon

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week.
Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. Two days later he became a U.S. citizen.
Cheseto, who is from Kenya, went to Anchorage in 2008 on an athletic scholarship, quickly earning honours in track and cross country.
Grieving the death of another Anchorage runner from Kenya, Cheseto disappeared in the woods near...
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