Associated Press (AP) — An All-American cross country runner from the University of Alaska Anchorage who went missing for days and was found with frozen feet, which later had to be amputated, says he was unhappy when he decided to go "in the woods."
The university police department report obtained under an open records request by The Associated Press says Cheseto told police he passed out under a tree. He said when he awoke, his legs were covered in snow and he realized his feet were frozen.
Cheseto made his way to a hotel, where he got help.
The information from the report first appeared in The Northern Lights campus newspaper.
Cheseto was expected to compete in spring track. He took last season off following the suicide of teammate and fellow Kenyan William Ritekwiang.