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Cheseto Lemtukei

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T62

Further personal information

Residence
Anchorage, AK, USA
Languages
English, Swahili
Higher education
Nursing, Nutrition - University of Alaska Anchorage: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running at age 16 in Kapenguria, Kenya.

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference [GNAC] West Region Male Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010 in United States of America. (goseawolves.com, 2014)

He was named 2009 GNAC Newcomer of the Year in United States of America. (goseawolves.com, 2011)
Impairment
In November 2011, while studying at University of Alaska Anchorage in United States of America, he went for an evening run. He passed out during the run, and when he woke up he struggled to walk as his feet were frozen to his shoes. He managed to find his way to a hotel, having been outside in the snow for nearly 70 hours. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite. Doctors tried to restore blood flow to his feet for six days, but eventually had to amputate both of his legs below the knee. (nation.co.ke, 03 Aug 2014; anchoragepress.com, 15 Mar 2012)
Other information
COACH
He has served as graduate assistant cross country coach at University of Alaska Anchorage in United States of America. (goseawolves.com, 2014)

OTHER STUDIES
He is a graduate of Egoji Teachers Training College in Kenya. He has also studied a graduate degree in engineering and science management at University of Alaska Anchorage in United States of America. (nation.co.ke, 03 Aug 2014)