2016 Paralympcs in RIO

$1,570 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 53 months


https://youtu.be/WJ0w6iyVbEI
My name is Marko Cheseto Lemtukei, I currently live in Anchorage Alaska. I came to Alaska in August 2008 on a student visa as a student athlete from Kenya. In 2011 I lost my feet due severe frostbite that lead to amputation of both my feet below the knee.  Ossur, a prosthetic device company donated running feet to me. I got them in May of 2014 and I have run good times in 200m and 400m 23 sec and 50 sec respectively. The link above is a 14 minute video clip that was done be ESPN that explains more on my situation. I am currently finishing my masters in Engineering and Science Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Thank you very much for your time. #One tree cannot make a forest.
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$1,570 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 53 months
Created March 23, 2015
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$20
Torey Groen
41 months ago

Read your story on Runner's world 50 selects. You're a huge inspiration Marko. For all athletes, not just those with disabilities. Keep it up!

PS
$25
Peter Shearouse
42 months ago
$20
Anonymous
42 months ago
AM
$25
Anna Merrill
42 months ago
$50
Marietta Hall
42 months ago

I met Marco when I was working with the Heart Run. We gave him bib #1 and had him at the start of the competitive run. He gave the bib to his Dad and then stood at the finish chute and raced hims former UAA teammates to the finish line on prosthetics not as nice as what he will use in Rio! Truly a wonderful guy (and his Dad is nice too).

$100
Anonymous
43 months ago
RS
$50
Richard Stromberg
43 months ago

Never stop, Marko!

LP
$50
Lisa Pekar
53 months ago

Marko, you inspire us in so many ways!

IK
$50
Isaac Kangogo
53 months ago

You, my friend, are destined for greatness!

$20
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53 months ago
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